Six people who inspired the city this year through their artistry, generosity, and bravery
With recent headlines too often focusing on shootings and assorted bad guys, it’s high time to single out some people who have made good—no, amazing—things happen in Chicago this year. They include a low-key philanthropist, a community-minded playwright, an innovative jazzman, a dedicated educator, and a young teen and a pediatric surgeon linked by acts … Read more
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TERROR IN A PILL: In 1982, seven Chicago-area residents were killed after taking cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules. Three decades later, in exclusives interview, the principal players in that drama relive what some consider the first act of domestic terrorism.
In a city full of beautiful, ambitious, and bright singles it’s nearly impossible to narrow down a category like this one. But long hours of grueling research have yielded a list of 20 of Chicago’s most eligible men and women.
A devout attorney in search of the sacred. A gay activist battling for equality. An immigrant seeking refuge. A nun pursuing peace at any cost. A gathering of the faithful.
From a restless flock to budget deficits to a startling shortage of priests, the issues facing the Catholic Church in Chicago threaten aspects of its mission. How the church responds will determine its future shape—and how it in turn shapes the city.
25 Surviving Treasures from Postwar Chicago—and Beyond
Ken Dunn embodies an American ideal of intelligence, an extraordinary melding of farmer and philosopher. He just might be the smartest man in the city. And he grows magnificent tomatoes.