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Emanuel on Letterman: Chicago Mayor "Best Job Ever'

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.10.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Hear Emanuel's response and his thoughts on gun control, Syria and running a president's staff -- plus a pretty good impression of his former boss, Bill Clinton -- in the video.

Charter School Transcends Demographics and Resurrects Health

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Linda Novick O'Keefe

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with the Academy for Global Citizenship's Sarah Elizabeth Ippel - the core of her amazing efforts have developed into a learning lab for broader systemic change in the community.

Following Surge Of Violent Weekends, Garry McCarthy Under The Gun | Posted 07.06.2012 | Chicago

Garry McCarthy was on his victory lap. NATO had ended two days before, it was warm and sunny, and the Chicago police superintendent stood with eight o...

Local Cab Driver Shares Tales From The Job In New Book

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 12.10.2011 | Chicago

"A raised hand generates an irresistible magnetic pull on a taxi driver. After some years the mind is trained to seek it out to the point of forming l...

What Happened Between Star Professor David Protess And Northwestern?

Chicago Magazine | Posted 11.13.2011 | College

The image is indelible. Anthony Porter, a death row inmate who had come within 48 hours of being executed, had just walked out of Cook County jail a f...

WATCH: Chicago Mag Highlights Miniature French Chateau On North Shore

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Magazine's real estate expert Dennis Rodkin has found another unusual gem in his "Deal Estate" column this week, this time in the North Shore ...

Chicago Case Study: Time For A New Vision For Schools

Gregory Michie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Gregory Michie

Since Mayor Daley took control of Chicago schools and began appointing business-minded CEOs to head the system, the march toward a numbers-driven vision of education has been steady.

Roger Ebert Imagines The Ultimate Chicago Movie

December 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The perfect Chicago movie would be impossible to make, but you might approach perfection in this way. Begin with a director who has demonstrated si...

PHOTOS: Highlights From Chicago Mag's Top 40 Chicago Pioneers List

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Chicago magazine has been releasing some great "Top 40" Chicago lists throughout the year, from restaurants to...

40 Bottles Of Beer: Talk Politics, Drink Beer With Chicago Magazine

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If you are looking to get some insight into the upcoming elections--both midterms and mayoral--you should probably head downtown Tuesday night for an ...

PHOTOS: Chicago Mag Names The Best Local Mexican Restaurants

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There is no shortage of tasty Mexican food in Chicago. With a taquería on nearly every corner and a great margarita spot in every neighborhood, lover...

PHOTOS: Chicago Mag Names Best Buildings In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For months, Chicago magazine has been running "Top 40" lists to celebrate their 40th anniversary and highlight the best Chicago films, music, art and ...

Chicago Magazine Introduces The City's Most Eligible Singles

Chicago Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

We asked all of this year's 20 most eligible singles (a world-class soprano, a rising-star chef, and a Cubs pitcher among them) to describe two facets...

Twitter War: Graham Elliot Bowles Vs. Chicago Magazine

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The relationship between chef and food critic is obviously not an ideal one--and this week one Chicago magazine writer made a very, very vocal enemy. ...

Chicago Magazine Writer Responds To Haters Of His Best Pizza List

Chicago Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Since my list of the top 25 pizzas in Chicago hit newsstands two weeks ago, I've been called an idiot in multiple forums--most effectively on these me...

Chicago Magazine Names 25 Best Pizzas In The City

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Magazine has been going list-crazy lately. Movies, music, novels, restaurants--everything that Chicago loves ranked and discussed in honor of ...

Chicago Magazine Names BEST Chicago Restaurants Of All Time (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

To celebrate their 40th anniversary, Chicago magazine has been releasing Top 40 lists of the records, restaurants and movies that epitomize Chicago. T...

Rod Blagojevich Portrait Contest: Springfield May Not Want It, But Chicago Magazine Does

Chicago Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Recently, the Illinois House voted to ban the use of public money to pay for portraits of any impeached governors of the state, an exclusive club that...

PHOTOS: Top Ten Movies Filmed In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

To celebrate their 40th anniversary, Chicago magazine has been releasing Top 40 lists of the records, restaurants and movies that epitomize Chicago. T...

The Socially Catastrophic Demise of the Light Feature Story

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Murray

Mike Royko used to refer dismissively to the Tribune's Features department as "Birdland." Funny once. But now, maybe it's time for a bird to stand up for his land.

What Would Molly Think?

Betsy Moon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Betsy Moon

Molly Ivins made us want to be our better selves and stand up and use our power. Two years after her death, she would be so proud that we finally woke up and worked to make this happen.

This Week in Magazines -- Michelle Obama, Extreme Weather and The Grateful Dead

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Warren

The 24-7 Obamamania is upon us and, you'd do well to check very different and generally sober looks at the sure-to-be-self-assured first lady, Michelle Obama.

Mommy, Where Do Blagojeviches Come From?

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Murray

For many years after moving to Chicago I witnessed Illinois politicians and I asked my Ohio self: "These people were innocent children once. How did they get this way?"

Obama Versus R. Kelly: No Competition

Christine Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Escobar

In Obama's hometown the big news this week was not his historic delegate lead. It was the R. Kelly underage porn trial, which is no knock on Obama, for what can compete anymore with a celebrity underage porn trial?