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. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
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 Read more
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 Read more
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? Read more
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 Read more