Behind the Braun Phenomenon
by Gretchen Reynolds

Since winning the Democratic primary, Carol Moseley Braun has been the strong favorite in a potentially historic race. But who is she really? And does she have what it will take to win?

The Gray Matter
by Mark Jannot
Everyone was so sure Gerhard Casper would replace Hanna Gray as University of Chicago president – but everyone was so wrong.

The Case for Casinos
by Lois Wille
Enough already with the prudishness, elitism, and fuzzy logic – gambling is a good bet.

Scorpio Rising
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
Good taste has made millions for design provocateur Holly Hunt.

Board Games
by Robert Sharoff
The city’s social boards are in full swing for the fall season – who’s doing good? Who’s on top?

Safe Havens
by R. T. Both
We visit some of the area’s top retirement communities on the cutting edge of a new trend: “continuous care.”

At Home
by Dan Santow and Deborah Newmark
A vintage apartment for an architect with visions of change. Also, new furnishings with a sense of history.



Trout’s honor, Love’s story, Talley’s folly, and the Csicsko kid rides into town; Scoops du Jour, by Carla Kelson

Art Works
by Henry Hanson
The ancient Americas, the modern London underground

by Penelope Mesic
Private life goes public at the film festival.

Prime Time
Hot dates around town this month

Chicago Woman
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
There’s sniping between the snipping at some tony beauty salons.

by James Ylisela, Jr.
Onward and upward with airport killer Pate Philip, DuPage County Republican hero

by Nancy Millman
For Johnson Publishing, a simple social insight has led to a 50-year success story.

by Joseph Crump
Jerry Reinsdorf’s long goodbye

by Michael Anania
A new biography of Frank Lloyd Wright that gets personal without a clear purpose

Real Estate

by Dennis Rodkin
Green houses: cashing in on preserving nature. Plus, recent real-estate sales

by Dennis Ray Wheaton
Two suburban bistros beguile with healthful, lusty French fare.

Budget Beat
by Anne Spiselman and David Novick
Exploring Naperville: its past and repast

Back Talk
by Henry Hanson
Helmut Jahn, Catherine Cahill, Virginio Ferrari