UPDATE: It's Summer Friday, and, you know what, our hottest 30 are still bringing it, so we're refreshing your memory on why they made the list. This story originally ran on March 29, 2012.
We love to show off Chicago, and why wouldn't we? Dishing the inside info on best-kept secrets and must-try activities is pure joy. What really revs us up though, is sharing info about successful Chicagoans making big impressions in our city's professional and social scenes. You might remember last year, when we introduced you to 30 bright young things making Chicago rad, but now we're back with 2012's list, and it's a total #win. Click through to meet the young, driven crew who made the cut this year. From athletes and artists to entrepreneurs and designers, we've got Chicago's coolest, cutest, and savviest totally covered. What do you think of this talented team?