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Nick the Disrupter
The History Detective
Meeting the Mayor • Lori Lightfoot really is the mayor that Chicago needs right now [“The Outsider,” June/July]. Like Batman, but without that cool car.
Tragic Bond • Neither a young NFL linebacker nor his hometown best friend would survive a night of revelry in Houston.
Your Best Sunset Pics
Talking Points • This month’s essential cocktail party fodder
Island of Choice • As it becomes increasingly difficult to get an abortion in many Midwestern states, Illinois stands alone in making it easier.
Who Exactly Gets Abortions Here?
Rebranding Illinois • Nearly everyone agrees: Our 104-year-old state flag is a mess. So we asked four local designers to mock up alternatives.
Backstage Pass • Just how influential was Chicago theater in the 1970s and ’80s? A new book goes behind the scenes. Here are four highlights.
How to Sell the Empire Home • The 17,600-square-foot northwest suburban manse that served as Lucious Lyon’s digs has been on the market for six years, but only now are the owners promoting the tie. We asked Melissa Leonard, a Philadelphia agent whose hype of a house with a sex dungeon went viral in February, how she’d play this one.
Edible Science • Andrew Taylor, head of innovation at the ingredient developer Tate & Lyle, on creating stealthily healthier processed foods
All Elite Wrestling’s All Out • Are you ready to rumble… Hoffman Estates? This Labor Day weekend, some 10,000 pro wrestling fans will flock to a smackdown in the suburbs.
Retro Fitted • A roving pop-up vintage shop with a devoted fan base finally settles down.
Charles Tillman • Ex-Bear, aspiring rower, and shark avoider
Head Over Exfoliated Heels • Can virtual reality meditation make a pedicure more relaxing?
Summer Sparkle • Glow up with shimmery eye shadow in neutrals or stained glass hues.
Food Hall Boom • Four exciting new venues are elevating this big-tent dining trend to fresh culinary heights. Turn the page for a rundown.
A User’s Guide to Chicago’s Newest Food Halls
Cider: A Love Story • Right Bee Cider’s new taproom buzzes into Logan Square.
Asparagus at the Bristol
The Hot List • 10 places everyone’s talking about (in order of heat)
Middle Eastern Promises • With Galit, Zach Engel is widening the frontiers of Israeli cuisine.
Taste of Lagos
The $300 Million Woman • It was almost entirely one building that made Nancy Tassone the top-producing Chicago-area real estate agent last year. But oh, what a building.
The Perks of Chicago’s Hottest New Address • No. 9 Walton in the Gold Coast has lured A-list athletes (Jason Heyward and Patrick Kane) and the state’s richest man (hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin). Nancy Tassone highlights a few amenities that come with the $1,141-per-square-foot price tag.
Top Real Estate Agents • Rankings based on 2018 residential sales in the six-county metro area
Top Real Estate Teams • Rankings based on 2018 residential sales in the six-county metro area
Country Club Daze • Remembering the worst and the best job I ever had
BEST OF CHICAGO • Go where the Aperol spritzes are fizzier, the prom dresses are frillier, and the story times are fiercer (and served with a side of shade). All these and more — much more — are here in this curated guide to the 162 BEST WAYS TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THE CITY...