Hot ‘Hoods
by Dennis Rodkin, with Lindsey Chow and Susannah Felts

The sizzling local real estate market refuses to cool off. A survey of home prices in 270-plus Chicago neighborhoods and suburbs – with a look at some standout places to live

A Very Private Man
by Cynthia Hanson
When he died suddenly last March, gum magnate William Wrigley had a fortune estimated at $3 billion – and no prenuptial agreement. Now his estranged third wife is looking for her share of the estate.

E Pluribus Unum
by Richard Cahan
Early this century, local photographer Arthur S. Mole traveled the nation creating patriotic and religious images with casts of thousands. His quirky masterpieces portray our country’s symbols.

Sound Bites
by Jeff Ruby
Restaurants today are louder than ever – and the hippest spots are often the noisiest. Here’s a guide to the decibel levels you’ll endure (or enjoy) at 24 top places.

At Home: Dream On
by Christine Newman
Checking out the bedrooms of dance shop owners Robert and Debra Taub Green, talk jock Mancow Muller, and antiques dealer Betsy Nathan




Uncovering Hugh Hefner’s new gal pals (they’re from Joliet!); weighing in with Julia Child; bumper stickers that tell the truth; the scoop on men’s style; more

Style Sheet
by Stacy Wallace-Albert
A tete-a-tete settee, great cashmere cover-ups, uncommon scents

Stage & Screen
by Penelope Mesic
Catch them while you can: greatest hits at two of the city’s big fall film festivals.

Real Lives
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
Making an entrance: the luxe, showstopping fashions of designer Maria Pinto

Sullivan’s Travels
by Terry Sullivan
Forget Wrigley Field – I want my HarryCaraydome.

by Dennis Rodkin
Innovative new treatments offer hope to people who suffer from clinical depression. Here is our guide to therapies, medicines, and local hospitals.

by Jo Beth McDaniel
A stay at one of sunny Tucson’s luxury resorts reveals there is more to this Arizona city than its Wild West past and stunning desert scenery.

Dining Out
by Dennis Ray Wheaton
Trotter’s versus Tru: We put an old heavyweight in the ring with Chicago’s hungry new haute contender.

Expert Witness
by Tara Croft
An upstart investor tells you where, exactly, to put your money.

Chicago Guides

Prime Time

October Options
The Joffrey Ballet in residence, Jackie Mason at Zanies, and Chicago Shakespeare Theater drops in on Antony and Cleopatra.

Another Helping

Trotter’s stock back up a half. Real Chicago: We propose you propose over a luscious dessert in the Signature Room at The 95th.