Chicago magazine March 2011 50 Most Beautiful Chicagoans Issue

Chicago magazine’s March issue hits newsstands Thursday, February 24th. To schedule an interview with one of our writers or editors, please contact Elizabeth Riley at

Model Citizens (cover story): We asked: “Who is the most beautiful person you know?” Judging by the flood of responses, Chicago does not want for attractive men and women. Employing an entirely subjective, utterly nonscientific process, we picked the top 50.

Fashion: Spring 2011 fashion is here. Take a peek at top trends, news, and beauty, indulge in sultry seventies style, and jam with colors and prints.

Social Networker: Take a lesson Mark Zuckerberg: When it comes to making connections, the Chicago entrepreneur and philanthropist Neal Zucker is the paradigm of gracious chic.

U-Turn: For decades, undergraduates at The University of Chicago seemed to live by the ancient notion that scholars must “suffer into learning,” and over time applications and enrollment declined. As a result, school officials have worked to reinvent the place, and today Hyde Park has become a hot destination among students applying to the country’s top-tier colleges.

Demystifying the Mart: For decades the River North behemoth felt impenetrable to everyone except the design cognoscenti. Now a new program aims to lure in the public. Here is your guide.

Thinking about the Brain: With millions of Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s, doctors and scientists at Rush University Medical Center are looking for better ways to identify and treat the disease.