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Best Public Schools in Chicago and the Suburbs

Despite the strains on public schools right now—especially in Chicago—the best ones still deliver a terrific education. But which ones are the best? Check out our rankings of the 133 top elementary and high schools in the area. PLUS: Read how to get your child into the best CPS schools and our methodology for ranking the top 133

Midwest Foodie Destinations

WILL DRIVE FOR FOOD: Craving a road trip? These five towns have it all: great scenery, lots of things to do for the whole family, and—here’s what’s new—amazing restaurants and artisanal foods, beers, and wines that will keep you happy no matter what you’re hungry for. Best of all, they’re all reachable by car. Find out who our winners are, listed by distance from Chicago.