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Chicagoans of the Year, 1994-2014

1994 Jim Capraro Executive director, Greater Southwest Development Corporation Timothy Jordan 14-year-old anti-crime symbol Liz Phair Musician Helen Valdez and Carlos Tortolero Founders, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum Chris Zorich Bears defensive tackle; founder, Chris Zorich Foundation Oprah Winfrey Television personality 1995 Dr. Gloria Jackson Bacon Physician; founder, The Clinic in Altgeld Gary Barnett Northwestern … Read more

Chicagoans of the Year

Editor’s Note On Feb. 11, 2015, Little League International stripped Jackie Robinson West of its titles following allegations that league officials had violated player-eligibility rules. Read more about the development. Two decades ago, Chicago decided to start a tradition: At the end of each year, the magazine would honor a few people “who’ve taken it … Read more