For 40 years, Chicagoans have turned to Chicago magazine for expertise on Chicago’s dining, shopping, and entertainment scenes, as well as for award winning reporting on the key people and issues in the city. Get Chicago Magazine digital subscription today.
The Empress Finds Her Groove
For the Love of Money • When a prominent lawyer opened up his bank account to a charming young man, his wife put her foot down. Then she paid the ultimate price.
Your Best Taproom Pics
Border War • The very shape of Illinois politics is at stake in the fight over remapping — and it could be Pritzker’s biggest battle.
Freshman Aldermen: Class of 2019 • An EMT, a former rapper, and a pack of grassroots organizers are just some of the folks looking to shake up the City Council.
The Ultimate Multihyphenate • S.L. Huang on performing Hollywood stunts, writing novels, and doing high-level math
Birth of a Dog Park • As canine-friendly areas start popping up on the South Side, organizers share how to get one in your neighborhood.
Sweet Shades • Reality TV-approved luxury-level sunglasses for the rest of us
Urban Adventure • At the new REI store in Lincoln Park, you can kayak to Chinatown, get outfitted for an expedition, or have your bike tuned up.
Ryan Dempster’s Masseur • The former Cubs pitcher, now an analyst for MLB Network, shares the secret to keeping his body limber.
Chicago-Infused Summer Escapes • Follow in-the-know locals on far-flung adventures that tap their unique expertise.
Compost in the City
Jay Edelson • Lawyer, volleyball fanatic, and Paleo practitioner
Warrior Princess • Can a novice conquer American Ninja Warrior’s legendary obstacles?
Woven Wonders • Black details add a touch of elegance to natural straw accessories.
TABLE From Day to Night • It’s a bakery! No, wait, it’s a bar! Hey, we’re not into labels, and neither are these five must-try spots that change their identities when the sun goes down.
Sausages for the Grill
A Classic Reborn
The Hot List • 10 places everyone’s talking about (in order of heat)
The Prix Fixe Is In • With Jeong, Dave Park and Jennifer Tran have beautifully streamlined a bloated conceit: the tasting menu.
Change of Scenery
The Fugitive • On the eve of the Civil War, Chicagoans rallied to protect a woman fleeing slavery.
THE OUTSIDER • Lori Lightfoot’s un precedented journey to the mayor’s office may have changed the way politics is played in Chicago for good.
THE HOMEBUYER’S GUIDE TO CLASSIC CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE • THEY’RE THE BUNGALOWS, FLATS, AND TOWERS THAT DEFINE THE LOOK OF THIS CITY. HERE’S THE LOWDOWN ON WHERE TO FIND THE VERY BEST EXAMPLES.
Bungalows • THESE AFFORDABLE HOMES OFFER ARTS AND CRAFTS FINISHES AND AN INTRINSIC LINK TO CHICAGO’S WORKING-CLASS PAST.
Greystones • MANSIONS FOR THE REST OF US, THEY HAVE AN ONLY-IN-CHICAGO MONIKER AND HIGHBROW CURB APPEAL.
Workers’ Cottages • THESE LILLIPUTIAN HOMES SERVED AS A STEP UP FROM TENEMENT LIVING FOR CHICAGO’S TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY IMMIGRANTS.
Prairie-Inspired Mansions • OAK PARK IS JUST ONE PLACE TO FIND AMPLE STOCK OF CHICAGO’S MOST FAMOUS CONTRIBUTION TO THE ARCHITECTURAL CANON.
Two-Flats and Three-Flats • THESE UBIQUITOUS DWELLINGS ARE THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF THE CHICAGO WE KNOW TODAY.
Modernist High-Rises • THE MOST ICONIC CHICAGO TOWERS DELIVER IT ALL, FROM BRILLIANT LAKE VIEWS AND SWANKY ADDRESSES TO THEIR OWN POST OFFICES AND GROCERY STORES.
WHAT YOUR HOME IS WORTH • THE LATEST PRICE DATA FOR 75...