Chicago Magazine

18 articles
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The 1995 Chicago Heat Wave: An Oral History

Memories of a scorching three days that left 739 dead.

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What Happened to Motorola

The anatomy of a collapse.

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The Voices in Josh Marks's Head

A talented young chef loses control.

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Behind the Beanie Babies: The Secret Life of Ty Warner

A profile of the reclusive billionaire who orchestrated a collectible toy craze.

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Michael Ferro Isn't Worried

When an antsy tech entrepreneur takes over a struggling newspaper.

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Let Us Prey: Big Trouble at First Baptist Church

On the culture of misogyny and abuse at one of the nation’s largest megachurches.

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Rita Crundwell and the Dixon Embezzlement

How a small-town comptroller became the biggest municipal embezzler in U.S. history.

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The Strange Case of the Dentist and the Pimps

How a family man dentist got involved in an underage prostitution ring.

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Gangs and Politicians in Chicago: An Unholy Alliance

Inside the shadowy meetings between Chicago’s violent gang members and its elected officials.

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The Big Party

Life inside the original Playboy Mansion.