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Chicagoans of the Year 2012

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

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.