Chicago magazine's March Issue: The Power 100

                Chicago magazine's March Issue: The Power 100

Second annual list ranks who has the most clout in Chicago business, politics,
culture, and more

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Feb. 11, 2013

CHICAGO, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The cards in the city's power deck have
been given a thorough shuffle in the 12 months since our inaugural list of the
100 most powerful Chicagoans. One thing that hasn't changed on The Power 100
this year is the No. 1 name: Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who has held power despite
leading the city through a year marked by high crime and a bitter teachers'
strike. He's joined in the top five by No. 2 Michael Madigan, speaker,
Illinois House; No. 3 J.B. Pritzker, managing partner, Pritzker Group; No. 4
Miles White, chairman and CEO, Abbott Laboratories; and No. 5 Jerry Reinsdorf,
chairman, Chicago Bulls and White Sox, and co-owner, United Center.

The full list is dominated by chief executives, including such new names as
No. 16 Don Thompson, CEO, McDonald's (the most powerful African American
executive in the country) and No. 83 Anne Pramaggiore, CEO, ComEd (their first
female chief). The list also gauges clout held by leaders outside the
traditional power structures of business and politics, ranking dining
trendsetters (No. 26 Grant Achatz, chef), theatre standouts (No. 50 Tracy
Letts, actor and playwright), and influential intellectuals (No. 92 Richard
Posner, judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit). Some of the heavy hitters
from our 2012 list have been knocked down (No. 99 Anita Alvarez, Cook County
state's attorney, followed by No. 100 Andrew Mason, Groupon founder), while
others are out completely (injured Bulls star Derrick Rose, No. 7 in 2012, and
former U.S. attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, previously No. 2).

The issue, on newsstands Thursday, also features When Autistic Children Are
Children No More. Across the country, an estimated 300,000 kids with autism
will hit adulthood in the next decade. It's a social crisis in the making,
with few resources currently available to help autistic adults become
self-sufficient after they age out of government-funded services. Only about 6
percent of adults with autism work full-time and many lack the skills to live
alone, so the burden falls on parents and grandparents to find adequate
support services for their loved ones. We look at three pioneering
Chicago-area families who are rolling up their sleeves to create a better
future for developmentally disabled adults.

Also in the March issue of Chicago magazine:

  oCan't This Man Get Any Respect? – After two consecutive jailed governors,
    you'd think Illinoisans would love smart, honest, and well-meaning Pat
    Quinn. But after four years in office, he's hugely unpopular (not to
    mention that he only ranks as No. 70 on our Power 100 List). What's he
    doing wrong?
  oSpring Fashion 2013 – We chose four Chicagoans—ranging in age from 27 to
    64—to show how to adapt some of the best trends from the spring runways
    into sophisticated weekend looks that any woman of any age can wear. From
    stripes to patchwork, we pick 22 pieces to freshen up your closet this
  oChicago River 2.0 – Mayor Rahm Emanuel's latest pet project is a grand
    river walk on the downtown riverfront. But before the project gets
    underway, he'd do well to learn from what worked—and what didn't—in three
    other cities that have undertaken similar waterfront projects.

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 March
issue. Contact Allison Roche at 312-832-6774 to schedule an interview.

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circulation of more than 150,000.

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