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."
It’s no secret that Chicago politics have long thrived on backroom deals between aldermen and the city’s rich and powerful. Journalists David Bernstein and Noah Isackson have been teasing out another surprising connection on and off for about the past two years–between lawmakers and lawbreakers.
A lot can change over a decade; and not all of it necessarily good. When Dennis Rodkin wrote "The New Rules of Real Estate" for Chicago magazine back in 2000, the housing market was a hotbed of activity--but no longer.