Chicago magazine's Fall Fashion Issue

Aug 18, 2014, 10:00 ET from Chicago magazine

CHICAGO, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The September issue of Chicago magazine highlights the most covetable offerings inspired by fall runways in the 1950s, '60s, and '70s.  Photographed in the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Cool Glamour showcases timeless pieces from runways all over the world, all of which can conveniently be purchased here in Chicago.

Today, many parents are exploring the idea of enrolling their kids in private schools, knowing that it's challenging to get their children into one of Chicago Public Schools' 10 selective-enrollment locations. Deciding whether or not to pay the high price of private schools is a difficult decision that many Chicago parents must confront, knowing full well that data for comparison is hard to come by. While CPS provides the public with the measures of their parent-teacher ratios, test scores, and percentage of students who go on to college, private schools are not required to divulge the same information. In Public or Private?, Chicago magazine clears the air. This valuable article outlines the details provided by 33 of the 101 accredited private schools in the six-county metro area that responded when asked for this information, along with numbers from 10 public schools – five city selective enrollment and five suburban – for comparison.

In Motorola On The Line, Ted Fishman, author of Shock of Gray and China, Inc., delves into how Motorola's 2011 company split came to be and where things stand today. For 20 years, Motorola was known as one of America's greatest companies, racking up a record of innovation that continually spawned new businesses and, in turn, created enormous wealth. This success, however, eventually led to its downfall, when management abandoned a powerful corporate culture that had been embraced over decades, leading to damaging infighting and its split into two separate companies - Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions - in 2011. Seven months after the split, Google bought Motorola Mobility, only to sell it to Chinese computer maker Lenovo for $2.9 billion, entrusting 2,000 jobs in Chicago to the care of Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing.

Other stories from the September issue of Chicago magazine include:

  • The Long Rebound – A sexual assault conviction derailed Darrell Williams's promising basketball career and spurred a public outcry. Now that the verdict has been overturned, the 24-year-old has the chance to pick up the pieces of his shattered life and move on.
  • Dining Trend: Paella Spain's most famous dish has been transformed from a humble rice dish into a delicacy with luxurious toppings and an international array of spices, allowing Chicago's happening chefs to show off their skills. Discover the five most memorable paellas in town, including the most decadent, most uncommon, and most smokey, to name a few.
  • Art: Who to Buy Now – With the third annual Expo Chicago, the city's largest art fair, right around the corner, Chicago polled some of the city's most celebrated curators, collectors, and critics for their picks of talented local rising stars whose works still sell for less than $5,000

Chicago magazine's editor-in-chief Elizabeth Fenner and other members of the magazine staff are available for on-air interviews about stories in the September issue. For more information on Chicago magazine, visit

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