For our 25th Anniversary issue, we're naming the top 25 people who make our city shine in ways that are second to none. Read more about each Intriguing Chicagoan below.
Clockwise from top left: Carrie Coon (photo courtesy of Steppenwolf), Mellody Hobson (photo by Calvin Sit/Bloomberg via Getty images), Virgil Abloh (photo by Sam Grant), Tony and Sondra Karman (photo by Audia Photography)
DESIGNER. ENTREPRENEUR. DJ. ARCHITECT.
CHEF. ADVOCATE. MENTOR. INNOVATOR.
CEO. FINANCIAL GURU. TRAILBLAZER.
MAKERS. ART LOVERS. DREAM TEAM.
STEPPENWOLVES. CREATORS. THESPIANS. AWARD WINNERS.
Clockwise from top left: Candace Jordan (photo by Maria Ponce), Theaster Gates (photo by Nan Coulter/Nasher Sculpture Center), Michelle and Barack Obama (photo by White House Photo/Alamy Stock Photo)
QUARTERBACK. CHICAGO BEAR. GAME CHANGER.
SUPERB SOCIALITE. COLUMNIST. ALTRUIST.
URBAN PLANNER. PRESERVATIONIST. ARTIST.
BEAUTY QUEEN. CEO. TRENDSETTER.
FIRST LADY. PRESIDENT. HISTORY MAKERS.
Clockwise from left: Azeeza Khan (photo by Evan Sheehan), Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark (photo by Pele Joez), Jeanne Gang (photo Whitten Sabbatini/courtesy of Studio Gang)
ARCHITECT. VISIONARY. FOUNDER.
RESTAURATEURS. GOLD STANDARD-BEARERS. INDUSTRY TRANSFORMERS.
FASHION DESIGNER. MAG MILE MAINSTAY.
ACE CHEFS. PARENTS. AVONDALIANS.
DESIGNER. RISK-TAKER. PIONEER.
Clockwise from left: Kyle Hendricks (photo by Cal Sport Media/Alamy Stock Photo), Lori Lightfoot and Amy Eshleman with daughter Vivian (photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP/Getty Images)