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The Price of Fame

The Price of Fame

How Cameo reinvented the monetization of fame for the social-media era.

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The Queen of Sherwin Avenue

Every building tells a story — about its residents, its neighborhood, its city. Prompted by a new historical research project, novelist Kathleen Rooney got to know one of them.

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The New King of the Opposition

There’s only one man in Illinois with the money and political influence to rout Pritzker’s agenda — and that man, Ken Griffin, had a very good Election Day.

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50 Moments That Shaped Chicago

It’s been an epic half century. To celebrate the magazine’s 50th birthday, we’ve ranked the past five decades’ most significant events, drawing on our own archives to bring them to life.

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On the Disappearing “Chi-caw-go”

The pronunciation of our fair city by the lake is a matter of local controversy — and like anywhere else, regional speech is giving way to national speech.

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Love Has Not Been Canceled

The pandemic may have put a stop to big weddings, but plenty of local couples are still getting hitched at City Hall. One morning in September, we captured the big day for 10 of them.

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Chicagoans of the Year 2020

In an unprecedented year, these six honorees — from the doctors who guided us through the bleakest days to the organizer who became the face of a revolution — showed us that humanity and hope persist.

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Assessing a Transportation Secretary Rahm

Nobody in Chicago seems to like it. But as DOT boss, Emanuel would occupy a post so far removed from ideological policymaking that Obama filled it with a Republican.

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Hospitals on Life Support

You’d think a global pandemic would be a boon for health systems. But while COVID beds are full, other patients are staying home.

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Five Nonprofits Worthy of Your Money

Our communities need support more than ever. And by “support,” we mean cash. Here are five groups that totally deserve a slice of your paycheck.

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Why the Fair Tax Failed

It’s a testament to the broken trust between Springfield and voters that the bluest state in the Midwest couldn’t pass a graduated income tax.

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