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They're successful, beautiful, and available. It's our annual showcase of 20 of the city's most desirable singles. Find out which ones have gone skinny-dipping and which one's haven't. Read more
Three new hot spots with prime beef and hopping scenes prove an indisputable point: red meat—and lots of it—never seems to go out of style PLUS: On Wine Read more
Well, why do we? For starters, just step outside. The lake is sparkling, the air is warm, people look genuinely glad to be alive, and the city crackles with activity. Here are just some of the reasons why we love Chicago best right now Read more
While scouring the long stretch from Jackson Park up to Hollywood Beach, we discovered some of the lakefront’s native dwellers. Meet the characters, photographed last year, who make our shore more than just a pretty place Read more
FROM JULY 2006: Except Bruce Norris. The playwright’s growing notoriety as a social satirist is surpassing his success as an actor, and Chicago’s top directors value him as an original mind and an excellent dinner companion. But nothing saves him (or the rest of us) from his contempt Read more
One hundred thirty thousand visitors are expected to pass through the Adler Planetarium this summer, many lured by Shoot for the Moon, the permanent exhibit opening July 8th showcasing the capsule from the Gemini 12 mission crewed by the now Lake Forest restaurateur James Lovell (a.k.a. Tom Hanks in Apollo 13) and Buzz Aldrin. Here’s the scoop on an iconic Chicago building, which was named for Max Adler, a Sears, Roebuck executive who donated the money to build the museum. Read more
With gas prices soaring, we thought we’d look at the comparative costs of two modes of transportation other than our cars. Read more
Ah, summer—time for fun in the sun at the 52 public beaches around Chicago. But, beachgoers, beware: beach closings have more than doubled in recent years. We take a look at the area's most polluted beaches Read more
New development could help lure high-end restaurants to center of western suburb Read more