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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.