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The making of Chaka Khan

All kinds of Chicago music—AM radio pop, free-spirited R&B, bold Afrocentric jazz, soulful funk—came together to shape her incredible voice.

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Cover Story: Lake surfers say polluted waves are making them sick—but they love it too much to stop. Now some local surfers are riding the wave of a lawsuit against polluters.

Politics: A Q&A with legendary reporter Seymour Hersh about his rough-and-tumble Chicago past

Food: Mike Sula's review of 3 Squares Diner. The ersatz Uptown diner in a restored art-deco hotel promises more than it delivers.

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