The new Centurions
Our eight Chicagoans of the Year for 2001 provide inspiring examples of how to confront – and transform – the troubling 21st century.

How Healthy Are You?
by Robert Kurson
A guide to the medical tests – from a simple blood pressure checkup to a high-tech heart scan – that doctors and their patients are using to catch disease before it happens. Plus a helpful pullout chart and an insurance primer.

When They Were Giants
by Robert Kurson
Half a century ago, against all odds, five boys from tiny Hebron High School rose up to win the state basketball championship.

Touch of Evil
by Penelope Mesic
John Lithgow gets scary as a seductive villain in the musical remake of a fifties film noir classic.

Dream Catcher
by Stacy Wallace-Albert
Singular bridal sensations for showstopping entrances – glorious gowns, brilliant jewels

Wedding Bedding
by Stacy Wallace-Albert
Specialty stores offer the best for cozy, sumptuous newlywed nests.




It’s great to be Lin Brehmer; armed and victorious at Northwestern; winter’s chic hats; more

Style Sheet
by Stacy Wallace-Albert
For the latest slant in accessories, look for the sexy graphic spin of stripes.

Real Lives
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
The three partners at Oak Street’s new upscale men’s boutique promise quality and brutal honesty.

Consumer Retorts
by Terry Sullivan
A ski jump in Fox River Grove brings the author down to earth.

Deal Estate
by Dennis Rodkin
A luxurious high-rise co-op on East Lake Shore Drive, a drastic mansion markdown in Glencoe, and a banished Bauhaus Revival in Lincoln Park

by Robert C. Herguth
Illinois‘s process for selecting judges has given us the likes of James T. Ryan – which critics say, is precisely the problem.

Dining Out
by Dennis Ray Wheaton
Two popular restaurants have given birth to high-profile offspring in the suburbs, and each is already proving to be a chip off the old block.

Expert Witness
by Carrie Sager
Out of ideas? Better schedule a brainstorming session with ad exec Dana Anderson, who knows how to make more.

Chicago Guides

Prime Time

In January
Russia’s Grigorovich Ballet makes its Chicago debut with one performance only of the timeless classic Swan Lake, onstage at the Chicago Theatre.


Keeping an eye on Torajiro Sushi’s “tiger eye” of nori-wrapped salmon encased in squid.

On Wine
Syrah – is it the new Merlot? Marc Dornan breaks it down.