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50 Best Sandwiches (cover story) – If you’ve been visiting Chicago’s top restaurants recently, you know that the once humble, everyday sandwich has been elevated into something worthy of fine dining. In 50 Best Sandwiches we bring you the most insanely tasty things between sliced bread, ranked in order of deliciousness. Our list includes some of the city’s gourmet masterpieces, but it also contains the simple classics done right. We cover everything from cheap to chic to suit every budget and appetite: the top five deli picks, the top five global picks, the top five vegetarian picks, the best sliders, and much more. Plus: What to sip with your sammy, and where to indulge 24/7.
The Obama Way – Some of President Barack Obama’s critics accuse him of being too “Chicago.” But after his nearly four years in the White House, one thing is clear: Obama needs to be more Chicago—not just to win reelection on November 6 but also to place his stamp on history. The story lays out the background of two distinct Chicago political traditions—the well-known machine (embodied by the first Mayor Daley) and the idealistic reform (as practiced by the late alderman Leon Despres, among others)—and it explores how Obama does not adhere to either of those traditions, to his possible detriment.
Street Fighter – Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis became nationally known overnight as the loud and obstreperous voice of the teachers strike. Through revealing interviews with Lewis conducted over the course of several months, this profile allows you to get to know the woman behind the unscripted comments. Whether or not you agreed with the teachers strike or Lewis' tactics, this feature article will give you a fresh understanding of the polarizing union leader.
Winter Fashion – As the year’s most social season approaches, is your wardrobe in need of a refresh? Here’s your guide to looking fabulous at every occasion, from a swanky gala to a cozy party at home.
Holiday 2012 Hotel Guide – It seems like everyone you know is descending upon Chicago this year—and they all need a place to stay. We canvassed the city to determine the best hotels for every visitor on your list, from budget-minded friends to relatives who demand the finer things in life. And in case it’s you and your sweetie who need to escape it all, our list includes picks for three of the city’s most romantic hotels.