This year, we got the perfect fall, with a lot of stop-and-smell-the-roses days. It’s been a great reminder that Chicago is best explored by bicycle. I ride a trusty Fisher—nothing special, but it gets me around—and Kozy’s Cyclery on Halsted takes care of my tune-ups. The Lakefront trail is the true gem of our city although, now that the 606 is open, I’m spending much more time on the West Side. I love the murals and artwork, watching the plants come in, seeing people enjoying themselves, staying off their phones, making eye contact and saying hello. Then I’ll stop at 90 Miles Cuban Café on my way back up to East Lakeview.
—Glenn Edgerton, artistic director, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (Players)
Best of Chicago 2015