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The resurgence of magic in Chicago is no illusion

A survey of Chicago magic’s illustrious past, reemergent present—and the woman who could be its future

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The Magic Issue: The resurgence of magic in Chicago is no illusion. Read a brief, wondrous history of Chicago magic. New York had Broadway. LA had Hollywood. Chicago had magic. Meet Jeanette Andrews, a self-styled “experiential illusionist” in the midst of the most ambitious trick of her young career. Come see the secrets of Chicago’s not-so-secret society of magicians and be dazzled by the most amazing tricks for sale at Magic Inc.

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  • It's been 40 years since the murders of Patricia and Barbara Grimes, and the crime remains unsolved. Are their ghosts the only ones who remember?
  • Staff members and musicians share stories of the venerable nightclub in this excerpt from The Empty Bottle Chicago: 21+ Years of Music / Friendly / Dancing.
  • The Chicagoan otherwise known as David Cohen wrings music out of obsolete hardware one command line at a time.

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