Futures Shock
by Mark Jannot

The Chicago Board of Trade may be doing too little, too late as its long-time rival, the Mercantile Exchange, looks to overtake it as the world’s largest futures exchange.

Minimalism to the Max
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
In the world of artist and dealer, Tony Tasset and Rhona Hoffman have made a durable match, considering the usual volatility of such relationships. Here’s how it works.

Hope and Glory
by Henry Hanson
Until her recent death, Hope McCormick was Chicago’s philanthropic social queen, an irreverent blueblood who did as she damn well pleased.

Great Neighborhoods
by Dennis Rodkin
Looking for nice houses, green space, good schools, and stable real-estate values? Here are 14 city and suburban spots you may have missed.

At Home: Sleep On It
by Dan Santow
You’ve made your bed; now lie in it in luxury. These are the linens that dreams are made of – sleeping beauties of understated elegance and sensual opulence. Why not say good night gracefully?



A gender bender, a mushroom tender, and two very funny people; plus, Cries & Whispers

by Greg Hinz
The dirt on the Deep Tunnel; the skinny on Rosty; and the latest Springfield dish

Chicago Woman
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
An Indian-born artist gives startling form to the feminine mystique.

Stage & Screen
by Penelope Mesic
Donna Blue Lachman straddles the line between diligent academic and Dionysian daredevil in her new one-woman show.

by Cynthia Hanson
John F. Kennedy, Jr., and Daryl Hannah are the city’s hottest coosome twosome. Is it real love, or is it just gossip?

by Jeanne Rattenbury
Sci-fi in the suburbs: The world’s first personal rapid-transit system could soon be up and running in Rosemont.

Prime Time
Hot dates around town this month

by Dennis Ray Wheaton
Keep your sunny side up at any one of eight imaginative brunches – now at a location near you.

Budget Beat
by Anne Spiselman and David Novick
Dining out in the ‘hood takes on new meaning at three not-so-neighborhood restaurants that combine tasty trends with storefront charm.

Back Talk
by Henry Hanson

Dorothy Fuller, Charlie Trotter, Scott Hodes, Oliver Stone, Kanae, Boots Nathan, Maria Rodriguez, Becky Bisoulis, Hino and Malee