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The Italian-American
By Mike Espindle | May 29, 2015

The designers at the Ducati factory outside of Bologna will likely disapprove, but I’m just going to say it. As a lifelong rider, I can say the new 2015 Ducati Diavel is one of the...

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Coming Up Roses
By Joel Reese | May 29, 2015

Alex Dana leaves no doubt about his role in the Rosebud restaurant empire. “My business card says, ‘Alex Dana—The Boss,’” he notes proudly. “That’s it...

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Home on the Hill
By Joel Reese | May 29, 2015

It’s been a crazy year for Jeff Samardzija, but now he has ended up exactly where he wanted.

The towering former Notre Dame wide receiver began last year as a stud pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, who traded him to the Oakland A’s in...

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Getting the Boot
Lisa Shames | Photo by Anthony Tahlier | May 28, 2015

No, it’s not just your imagination—there have been a lot of new Italian restaurants opening up in Chicago. But while Italy is only slightly bigger than Arizona, it’s a country rich...

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Funny Girl
By Jim McFarlin | May 28, 2015

Ever since high school, Lauren Lapkus has been told she has a—well, “unique” look.

“I think what that means is that I don’t look like everyone else,” muses Lapkus, the improvisational comedian and...

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Making the Call
By Joel Reese | May 28, 2015

Here’s a piece of advice: Don’t get in Sarah Spain’s way.

The statuesque sports expert has already made a mark on the local media scene. But now, Spain, 34, has gone nationwide as the co-host of a weekly show on ESPN’s...

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On Island Time
By Michael McCarthy | May 28, 2015

We’re on the beach dining with a small group, and my wife briefly turns away from a nearby conversation, leans over and kisses me. It’s a quick, passionate strike. There’s meaning behind this rum-punch smooch. Was she caught up in...

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The Right Moves
By Tony Rehagen | March 6, 2015

After 10 years onstage fronting bands in the Chicagoland area, there isn’t much Caitlin Simone hasn’t seen on a dance floor. The reserved nodders and toe-tappers. The adventuresome shoulder-swingers. The goofball butter-churners. And...

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Tailor Made
By Katie Schroeder | March 6, 2015

With a family tree stretching to Wales, where his grandfather was a tailor and grandmother a wedding dress-maker, it’s only fitting Joseph Mapes continues in the family biz. After a decade in the industry, he launched...

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Last Train
By Geoffrey Johnson | March 6, 2015

The rain would not let up. Driven by fierce winds, it had fallen steadily for days, drenching the black crepe that covered nearly every house and building in Chicago. The ebony banners had hung there two weeks now, ever since news of the assassination...

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