The Chicago education of George Saunders. The celebrated short-story writer and recent debut novelistdiscusses his formative years in and around the city of his birth.
Food & Drink:
The Barn is Amy Morton’s worthy follow-up to Found. At the Evanston steak house located down an alley in a former stable, chef Nicole Pederson does amazing things with meat and vegetables.
Transportation: Did Bobby Cann’s killer lie to get a light sentence? Bystanders say drunk driver Ryne San Hamel exaggerated his efforts to help the dying cyclist.
Bobby Cann was a 26-year-old bike commuter who preached safe cycling. Ryne San Hamel was a 28-year-old motorist who'd just left a crowded bar. Their collision raises questions about whether we're too lenient toward those who drink and drive.
Jerry "Iceman" Butler was an A-list soul singer, playing with Curtis Mayfield and Otis Redding. Today, he mulls taxes and health care as the longest-serving member of the Cook County Board of Commissioners.