Introducing our Chicagoans of the Year for 2006: a miraculous MD, two dancers fighting AIDS, a Pilsen powerhouse, a tuneful trooper, a night minister, a seeker of African American histories, and two men who use food to introduce kids to the common threads in the world's cultures Read more
January 18, 2007 - For the 13th consecutive year, Chicago magazine was pleased to introduce its Chicagoans of the Year, nine individuals who have made vital contributions to the life and spirit of the city during 2006. This year’s honorees ranged from the two dancers who founded an annual AIDS fundraiser to the doctor who invented a revolutionary prosthetic. The magazine celebrated their achievements at its annual Chicagoans of the Year luncheon on Thursday, January 18, 2007, at the Four Seasons Hotel. Recipients also received a $1,000 donation to the charities of their choice courtesy of the Chicago Tribune Foundation. Read more
Former actors turned chefs Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh, otherwise known as the Hearty Boys, have been dishing it out to Chicagoans for almost ten years. Now, in near-frantic performances on their Food Network show, they are bringing macaroni and cheese on a stick to the wider world Read more
They operate in a world of grunts and sweat and mud and blood. The linemen of the Chicago Bears stay mostly out of the spotlight, but the team has advanced to the Super Bowl on the shoulderpads of these giants Read more