This month, Nagrant chats with two of the city’s most knowledgeable fishmongers: first, Dirk Fucik (Dirk’s Fish and Gourmet Shop, 2070 N. Clybourn Ave.; 773-404-3475), then Bill Dugan (The Fishguy Market, 4423 N. Elston Ave.; 773-283-7400), who have a combined 60 years of experience in all things aquatic.
Features Before They Were Famous by Michael Austin and Jennifer Wehunt We open up the yearbooks, talk to the classmates, and reveal what Jenny McCarthy, Donald Rumsfeld, Donovan McNabb, Lara Flynn Boyle, David Hasselhoff, and a host of other Chicago high-school students were really like when they were still just the promising kids-or in some … Read more
A new spot in a hallowed Evanston restaurant space; new and updated listings
The high school was an intense and privileged place, and the graduates, now in their mid-30s, have made their way in the real world. Classmate and Chicago senior editor David Bernstein, tracked them down to check out the changes and find out how they live now.
Kris Walker and George Obourn Jr. grew up best friends In central Illinois. They played brass in the high-school band, got into the usual teenage scrapes, and Enlisted in the army together. In a span of hours, both were killed in action in Iraq—binding them in death, and adding layers of sadness and solace for two grieving families.
Where were you when you heard the Bears were Super Bowl-bound? Here, some Chicago magazine employees tell their tales—and do their best to jog their memories regarding the last time it happened.
Before they hit it big in movies and music, books and business, sports and space, Chicago area high-school students such as Harrison Ford, Liz Phair, Hugh Hefner, and Lara Flynn Boyle were simply kids next door, some with gaudy talents already on display, others nowhere close to being voted most likely to succeed
Finding the right cold-weather trip poses special problems. We profile five families with specific—but common—needs and locate nearby destinations to help them keep cabin fever at bay
Though he was one of its chief architects, rainmakers, and partners, Adrian Smith was recently ushered out the door here at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Is the celebrated 70-year-old architectural firm shrewdly remaking itself for the 21st century—or suffering through an intercity power play?
Michael Wilford insists that he was only a sperm donor to Christin Harris, who gave birth to twin girls in 2003. Now, Harris is suing for child support in a textbook legal battle over who should pay