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Chicago’s Top Doctors
by Marcia Froelke Coburn and Geoffrey Johnson
In cooperation with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., Chicago presents 347 of the area’s best physicians in 57 different medical specialties. Meet six of the doctors up close—as well as a local man who overcame a crippling knee injury and took on Mount Everest.


Action Figures
Our Chicagoans of the Year for 2009—a jazz musician, a Holocaust survivor, a horsewoman, an architectural detective, and two grieving parents—are a varied bunch with one thing in common: They know how to get things done.

The Soul of a New Building
by Jay Pridmore
The Salvation Army wanted to build a glamorous community center on the South Side. The $60-million project sounded like a slam dunk—then reality set in.

Why Is This Man Laughing?
by Josh Schollmeyer
Perhaps Chicagoland’s most recognizable car salesman, Bob Rohrman lurched into the news when he sued a plastic surgeon for wooing away his ex-wife. What’s up, Bob?




Oh, the books you can read . . . about Obama ARTS & CULTURE Two U. of C. students condense great books and net a publishing deal; Pocket Guide warms up to Jens Lekman; Emmett Till’s cousin seeks to set the record straight; following Oprah’s advice—to the tune of $4,700; the comedian Jim Gaffigan goes beyond Hot Pockets; the musician Ike Reilly sings for the underdog. Plus: 13 New Year’s Eve concerts that won’t break the bank MONEY Drinking is different during these downturn days. SERVICE DESK Ten mostly great Chicago apps for your iPhone STYLE In 2010, we resolve to be on time. This stylish selection of luxe new timepieces will help us do so. Plus: Michael Kors opens a Midwest flagship on Michigan Avenue; a bevy of January sales

Bread winners; tacos and tortas invade River North; wine, swine, and cheese on the Mag Mile; a butcher’s tale; the ten hottest restaurants

by Amalie Drury
Spotted: adults in Lincoln Park! Plus: Big Star and four more whiskey picks 

by Jennifer Tanaka
Four local residents are trying to strike down Chicago’s 28-year-old ban on handguns. Now the U.S. Supreme Court will determine the outcome.

Deal Estate®
by Dennis Rodkin
Two pricey home sales, three city condo projects, and hints of a stable housing recovery on the horizon

Outer Drive
by Jeff Ruby
Flush with high-profile civic victories, most of Chicago has stopped comparing itself with New York. Not me.

Chicago Guide®
Cure cabin fever: what to do in January

Veerasway and Province do the West Loop proud; Alinea stays on top.


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