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Will Drive for Food (Cover Story) – Craving a road trip? These five destinations have it all: great scenery, activities every member of the family will enjoy, andーhere's what's newーamazing restaurants and artisanal foods, beers, and wines that rival Chicago's dining scene. Best of all, these destinations are all reachable by car.

Too Big to Fail? – The once-infallible Oprah Winfrey is now struggling to save the year-old network that bears her name. A look at how things went so wrong for Chicago's former media queenーand whether she has what it takes to turn OWN around.

Club Jay – Has the president of Chicago's venerable City Club, powerful lobbyist Jay Doherty, transformed it into a means to enrich his clientsーand himself? The attorney general is investigating. But the answer may not be so black and white.

Outdoor Fitness Guide – Summer is the perfect time to get off the couch and enjoy Chicago's parks, forest preserves, golf courses, and swimming holes—especially this year, with fitness buff Rahm Emanuel championing a slate of outdoor improvements. Four standout local athletes serve as guides to the top spots in golf, biking, swimming, and boating and, while they’re at it, offer up their personal regimens for inspiration.  

Summer Music Preview – The top 13 shows not to miss, local talent to hear now, and summer's catchiest tunes.