This week's cover story | Chicago River
Here's what's coming up in this week's Time Out Chicago, on newsstands tomorrow:
- Few people would complain that the city is finally committed to cleaning up the Chicago River, long the butt of jokes concerning dumped bodies, animal carcasses and sewage. But as the river develops, some are concerned that politically connected real estate developers are scrambling to make a buck on the revitalized river, putting up high rises that spoil views for condo dwellers and restrict river access for kayakers and nature-lovers. John Slania investigates.
- Remember Four Loko, that infamous drink that combined potent amounts of caffeine and alcohol into one 23.5-ounce can? Remember how it was nicknamed "liquid cocaine" and taken off shelves? The Chicago company behind that fiasco say they've learned from their mistakes, and they've launched a line of tropical cocktails in Capri Sun–like single-serve pouches to prove it.
- We like to think Chicago is the center of the culinary world, but Copenhagen is quickly stealing the spotlight. Jason Heidemann travels there to take in the scene.