Thirty Tough Lawyers
by James Ylisela Jr.
The verdict is in: After careful deliberation, we present some of the toughest attorneys in town, men and women who give lawyers a good name – and their clients a winning edge.

Taken by Storm
by Peggy Wolff
Nothing could keep retired Chicago doctor Nenad Belic from trying to row across the Atlantic – not his wife’s pleadings nor the waves that battered his one-man boat. Then a perfect storm rolled in.

What She Knows
by David Zivan
A lot. Danielle Allen, a U. of C. professor, was recently named a “genius” by the MacArthur Foundation. Only with Oprah did she not make the cut.

Heir Waves
by Steve Rhodes
Though she’s just 35, and faces a well-connected, experienced challenger, Lisa Madigan has one very important thing going for her in the state attorney general’s race – her name.

Simply Irresistible
by Stacy Wallace-Albert
For women, it’s the season to get ruffled and flounce around, to suit up, to lighten up on black and give white a chance.

Glass Act
by Stacy Wallace-Albert
For men, it’s through the Lookingglass with sartorial trendsetting tips from the hip theatre company’s ensemble members.




Shakespeare’s It girl; a sex shop for ladies; the Art Institute’s fine-art photography exhibition; more

Style Sheet
by Stacy Wallace-Albert
From head to toe, spring things for him and for her.

Deal Estate
by Dennis Rodkin
A North Shore mansion sets a sales record for Highland Park; a taste of Old World elegance comes to Lincoln Park; and the John Hancock Center recovers from its post-September 11th doldrums.

Stage & Screen
by Penelope Mesic
Playwright David Auburn’s math-based Proof added up to a Pulitzer Prize – and the beginning of a life in the theatre.

Real Lives
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
Jazz singer Lonie Walker had her life plan in place early on, and she got where she was going in good time. Now she’s on top at her Underground Wonder Bar.

Dining Out
by Dennis Ray Wheaton
They may very well be Chicago’s two hottest restaurants – but one has the tools to soar higher, while the other may already need a tune-up.

Expert Witness
by Carrie Sager
Cinema aficionado Milos Stehlik helps you select tonight’s rental – and reveals the secret of the best sex scene on film.

Chicago Guides

Prime Time

In March
It’s a blue world when you’re a genetically engineered frog, like this little critter. He’s included in Genetics: Decoding Life, the newest exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Budget Beat

The chefs’ pride in their goodies at Turkish Cuisine is contagious.

On Wine
A mature, fruit-filled Argentine red is the best $8 wine of the year.