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2007 BMW 3 Series Coupe Launch Party

August 31, 2006 – Your Chicagoland BMW Centers and Chicago magazine celebrated the launch of the 2007 BMW 3 Series Coupe. Hundreds of guests gathered at the Museum of Science and Industry to preview the new vehicle. BMW invites you to experience the “Ultimate Driving Machine” at your local Chicagoland BMW Center.

A Hard Rock Day – A Hard Rock Night

On Wednesday, August 30th, Chicago magazine, the Hard Rock Hotel, and China Grill hosted an indoor/outdoor rooftop rendezvous in the Hard Rock Hotel’s Hamer Room, an intimate space with a view of Michigan Avenue. This two-hour cocktail reception welcomed nearly 100 guests, including the Hard Rock Hotel’s VIPs and Chicago magazine agency clients. Partygoers relaxed after a hard day as they sampled cocktails and hors d’oeuvres compliments of China Grill.

Table of Contents

Features Best of ChicagoFor this year’s Best of Chicago feature, we ate, shopped, visited, interviewed, imbibed, and otherwise sampled our way through the city and suburbs looking for treasures and treats. Somebody had to do it!Plus: The best of Albany Park, Evanston, Highwood, Hyde Park, and Ukrainian Village Friendly Persuasionby Jonathan Black Elegant, upbeat, and … Read more

Heartbreak Hotel

Only a few years after J. W. Stevens opened his grand Michigan Avenue hotel, the Depression devastated his family, inducing a series of calamities that included suicide, bankruptcy, and criminal charges. But from the debacle of the Stevens Hotel (now Chicago Hilton and Towers) emerged a young man who today, at 86, sits on the U.S. Supreme Court

College Cost 101

Moving vans, U-Hauls, and cars with futons sticking out of the trunk: telltale signs that the school year is here. And for many parents and students, it’s time to stress about the high costs of higher ed. Here is a look at the various costs—from books to boarding—at some of our area’s schools.