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Megan Stielstra, as seen through the people she admires

The author’s family and friends reflect on her work—and the gratifying (and sometimes thorny) experience of being a subject of her writing.

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Cover Story: Megan Stielstra as seen through the people she admires. The rising literary star talks shop with writer pal Samantha Irby and her friends and family reflect on her work. News & Politics: Chicago’s TIF scam might be even more crooked than we thought says Ben Joravsky. The city's TIFs will generate a record $561 million this tax year. Which means more money for the mayor to sneakily divert into vanity projects like Navy Pier. Food & Drink: Can the Merchandise Mart become a dining destination? DMK Restaurants tries to make the case with Marshall’s Landing.

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