Breakthrough Doctors,
On the frontiers of medicine, these 17 Chicago specialists are exploring cutting edge treatments for cancer, Parkinson’s, heart ailments, hepatitis C, Alzheimer’s, and other diseases.

The Art Hunter, by Ted Allen
When Francesco Bonami, senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, was named artistic director of the Venice Biennale, it certified his place as an art world star.

The Magnificent Seven,
Take one activist, a novelist, a trumpeter, a teacher, a conservationist, and two hothouse flowers. Result: our Chicagoans of the Year for 2002

Where Eagles Fly, by David Standish
Our national bird spends winters in Wisconsin, just a few hours’ drive from Chicago. Here’s a guide to the best spots to see them.

Runaway Bride, by Stacy Jones
A tailored look or a feminine fantasy of floral flounces? There are other important choices to make once you’ve got the groom.

Here’s to the Lovelier Lovelies, by Stacy Jones
Buffed and blushing brides rely on the talents of beauty pros to ensure they’re picture perfect.




Onstage with rising star director Kate Whoriskey; the story behind PBS’s documentary Chicago: City of the Century; the neo-knitters; more

Style Sheet, by Stacy Wallace-Albert
Savvy travelers can stow away a lot when the accessories come in little packages.

Arts Beat
A world premiere play about women pilots in World War II; the Sea and Cake paint by music; Eminem scores a musical hat trick with his new CD.

Real Lives | The Collectors, by Marcia Froelke Coburn
Tintoretto, anyone? Collectors Jean and Steven Goldman have started a renaissance of their own with their gifts to the Art Institute of Chicago.

Reporter | Hull of a Mess?, by James Ylisela Jr.
Hull House, the city’s most famous social service agency, is entering its 114th year, but its future is far from certain.

Dining Out | Tortilla Loop, by Dennis Ray Wheaton
The cuisine of Mexico crosses two new borders-one at a slick new Wrigleyville spot, the other in an unlikely south suburban hacienda.

Society | Whose Child?, by Margaret Littman
Kids in troubled families can get caught in a legal tussle between their need for a stable home and the rights of their birth parents.

Deal Estate, by Dennis Rodkin
Upwardly mobile on Astor Street, remembering things past in Glencoe, and looking toward the future with architect David Hovey

Nightspotting, by Sarah Preston
Domaine adds a French accent to Rush Street; plus, the casually hip Gramercy

The Closer, by Jeff Ruby
The movies love Chicago. Or maybe they just love someone dressed up to look like us. Someone like Canada.