Who’s Up? Who’s Down?
by Jan Parr and Ted Shen
Things are rough all over. Unemployment has risen. Stocks have struggled. People fret about making ends meet. Why, even many of the city’s wealthy aren’t as flush as they once were. Here’s a look at the richest Chicagoans.

A Terrorist’s Tale
by Richard Cahan
In 1941, Chicago’s Herbert Haupt headed for Mexico. He returned home a year later, making part of the trip in a German submarine. Was he, as a military tribunal later concluded, a Nazi saboteur-or just a homesick boy overtaken by war?

Horse Opera
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
For 30 years, Donna Ewing was the force behind the Hooved Animal Humane Society, successfully pushing for protective laws. Recently, following a period of divisive rancor, this dominant leader was ousted.

Cold Comfort
edited by Rebecca Cutler and Lucinda Hahn
Winter go you gloomy? Rise up from your couch, wrest yourself from West Wing, and go forth to face the wind chill. Here, we offer a veritable blizzard of ways to bear up against the bad weather, from commissioning the perfect shearling coat to thawing under a steamy waterfall at an elegant spa.



Living with Mies; Lyric Opera’s rising star; MTV versus Wicker Park; more

Style Sheet
by Stacy Wallace-Albert
Spring ahead-the bloom is on in confections that satisfy all the senses.

Deal Estate
by Dennis Rodkin
A new Lincoln Square Victorian breaks the million-dollar barrier; the owner of a luxurious Winnetka mansion thinks the grass looks greener on the Chicago side; and the Southwest Side misses out on the real estate boom of the 1990s.

Stage & Screen
by Penelope Mesic
Brian Dennehy and Robert Falls reunite at the Goodman in Eugene O’Neill’s rememberance of his own family’s despair.

First Person
by Chuck Tatham
The author came to Chicago to write for Joan Cusack’s sitcom. But nobody watched, and the food got him fat, so he and his Hollywood gang went back home.

Dining Out
by Dennis Ray Wheaton
One luxury hotel, two upscale restaurants, a very busy chef. From the city’s best Peking duck to a show-stopping roasted turbot, dining at the Peninsula Chicago is an event.

Expert Witness
by Carrie Sager
Clothes make the man-and Rocco Giovannangelo, a tailor from the old school, makes the suits that make the man look sharp.

Chicago Guides

Prime Time

In February: The men and women of Russia’s Moiseyev Dance Company can dance the boots off anyone. See them in action at the Cadillac Palace Theatre.


Discovery: We pick a timbale of roasted vegetables at Winnetka’s Wild Daisies. On Wine: Ficklin tawny port-California’s bold answer to a Portuguese classic