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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

Two Soldiers

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.

Before They Were Famous

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

A New Order

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?

Who’s Their Daddy?

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