Nightmare in Building 503
by Jonathan Eig

Since 1989, 19 employees at the Amoco Research Center in Naperville have been diagnosed with brain tumors, and four have died. Now some of the workers are suggesting they fell victim to something in the air.

The Player
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
After decades of discipline, abstinence, and indulgence, Pat Arbor, the chairman of the Chicago Board of Trade, is at the top of his high-stakes game. And he has seen the future.

Fashion: Great Performances
by Stacy Wallace-Albert
Textures for fall are tantalizingly soft and luxe for both sexes – a dream to wear and to touch. And the smart money is going with gray, a subtle shade that shows off all the right accessories.

Best Sellers
by Ted Allen
The top salespeople at Chicago’s busiest clothing stores live to dress you for success – or for flamboyant, head-turning kicks. They will clean out your closet, hook you up with a hairstylist, keep you happy.




Garrison Keillor logs on; Mayor Daley in a New York state of mind; more

Style Sheet
by Stacy Wallace-Albert
Glamorama benefit, medium cool, boss handbags, the tie that binds

Stage & Screen
by Penelope Mesic
Brian Dennehy pumps up a classic sad sack role in Death of Salesman.

Real Lives
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
A star journalist takes a fall for overstepping the limits of poetic license.

by Marcy Mason
Are upcoming changes at the U. of C. a threat to the life of the mind?

Deep Trouble
by Shane Tritsch
Lake Michigan’s perch are disappearing, the latest victims of invasive exotic species.

by Theodore L. Gross
The great Chicago families are gone. Will today’s CEOs be our civic leaders?

Dining Out
by Dennis Ray Wheaton
A couple of tried-and-true Chicago chefs are cooking up excitement in new locales.

Sullivan’s Travels
by Terry Sullivan
A South Side pub decks the walls with patrons’ most cringe-producing prom photos.