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Grand Slam
Lisa Shames | May 27, 2014

For a city as sports-obsessed as Chicago, a temple to our athletic triumphs has been a long time coming. But the new 8,000-square-foot Chicago Sports Museum (Water Tower Place, 835 N...

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Kicking It Up
Jim McFarlin | May 27, 2014

Andrew Hauptman, the ambitious owner of the Chicago Fire, says his ultimate objective isn’t only to bring another MLS championship to this city.

His vision is far more expansive. “Our goal isn’t just to have a winning team,”...

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Kick Starter
Michael Austin | May 27, 2014

All-time best Bears by position? Payton. Butkus. Ditka. No one would argue those picks. After that, it gets fuzzy—unless you’re talking about kicker, because that’s another gimme: Gould.

Not only is Robbie Gould the best Bears...

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Fantasy Island
Ken Gross | May 27, 2014

November is always a tease. That’s when it starts to get really cold on the upper East Coast, but, thankfully, not in South Carolina’s famed Lowcountry, and especially not on scenic Hilton Head Island. For the last 12 years, the...

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Ice Man
Kelsey Peters | February 26, 2014

It’s turning out to be quite a year for Patrick Sharp. Not only is the Blackhawks left winger on pace for his best season ever, he was also asked, for the first time, to represent Team Canada at the Winter Olympics. “It’s something I grew...

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First Place Finishers
Nate Chapnick | February 14, 2014

2014 Aston Martin Vanquish
Aston Martin’s newest flagship supercar, the Vanquish, is a blisteringly fast V12 coupe that makes no apologies for its ostentatious demeanor...

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A Fish Tale
Lisa Shames | February 14, 2014

While Chicagoans’ obsession with steakhouses isn’t going anywhere soon, there’s another protein in town giving meatheads a run for their money. From the Italian seafood-focused Nico Osteria in the Gold Coast to River North’s...

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Fresh ‘n’ Alfresco
Jessie Sardina | February 14, 2014

Even by our hardened Midwestern standards, this winter was a long, cold one—which makes the burgeoning warm weather even more enjoyable. Along with jogs along the lake and trips to the Lincoln Park Zoo, celebrate the rebirth of the...

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Small Batch Standouts
Matt Bell | February 14, 2014

From Dominican Churchills to Nicaraguan panatelas, there are more limited-edition cigars on offer than ever. And while finite formulations are one way to spruce up the humidor, rarity alone doesn’t always amount to a stellar...

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A Vine Apart
Michael Austin | February 14, 2014

No matter how much one knows about vino, the wine world always has more delightful surprises. This spring, take a fresh look at some wineries—and the people behind them—that even aficionados may have overlooked. They won’t soon be...

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Easy Riders
Lisa Shames | February 14, 2014

Polo: To many, there is little casual about the word. It evokes an exclusive sport limited to those with years of horseback riding experience, a great deal of time to pursue it and, in more cases than not, Argentinean provenance.

At the...

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Standing Ovation
George Bulanda | February 14, 2014

The Romanesque-style Auditorium Building, that hulking but majestic mass of granite and limestone on East Congress Parkway between Michigan and Wabash avenues, is often likened to a fortress.

The comparison is also apt in a...

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