Writer Carol Felsenthal specializes in profiling public figures. She has penned intimate portraits of Rod Blagojevich, Michelle Obama, Bill Daley and Dan Rostenkowski for Chicago magazine, where she writes the "Felsenthal Files."
Chicago's new mayor is a bit of an anomaly. He’s famous for dropping expletives left, right and center, but he also won a summer scholarship to the Joffrey Ballet. He declined to join the troupe, opting instead for that bastion of liberal arts education at Sarah Lawrence College.
Thursday is the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s inauguration. And as far away in time and place as that event sounds, some argue that Chicago can take a little credit – that Kennedy might not have been president without former Mayor Richard J.