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The Fawell Affair

He was George Ryan’s chief aide——a gifted, arrogant operator who spent his life in politics. And, prosecutors say, Scott Fawell stood at the center of a vast network of corruption. His story mixes tragedy, farce, and soap opera (a scorned husband helped bring him down)——and adds up to a dismaying case study of the political culture of Illinois

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Features Best New Restaurants, by Dennis Ray Wheaton and Jeff Ruby In a banner year for restaurants, our critics had a tough time narrowing the standouts down to 20-but here’s the list, with our pick for the single best of this year’s class. We also choose the best new dish, highlight the coming-out of a … Read more