100 Most Powerful Chicagoans (Cover Story) – If any place breeds power, it’s Chicago. Across the board, from business and politics to culture and sports, Chicago has witnessed a shift in power. With the arrival of Rahm and departure of Oprah, it’s time to take a fresh examination of the city’s shot callers and game changers. Chicago magazine editors researched for months—tapping into extended networks and quizzing everyone from under-the-radar players to leaders in dozens of industries—to determine the top 100 people that make this city run.
And for his next act… – He is the nation’s foremost expert on Mexican cuisine and has racked up numerous major awards. So where does a hypersuccessful chef go once he’s arrived? This month Rick Bayless takes on a new role, one that could risk his reputation, as the romantic lead in a Lookingglass theatre production.
Insider’s Guide – The South Side Irish Parade returns to Beverly, and so should you—with this itinerary in hand.
Politics – The new congressional map, decoded. Plus: Daley’s post-City Hall spending spree.
Spring Fashion 2012 – Spring may bring clouds and showers—but the season’s colorful new prints will put you in sunny spirits.