About Me and My Blog

Bonnie McGrath has been writing about the South Loop since the turn of the century.  A resident since 1994, she knows the neighborhood well, although she  often ventures to other parts of Chicago--and even the suburbs--to see how the other half lives.  She has been everything from a telephone installer to a lawyer.  And she has been an award-winning  journalist all her adult life (21 major journo awards in all; and has work in three anthologies).  Highlights include a regular column for the Chicago Tribune, a long stint as a contributing writer for the Chicago Reader, columnist for both the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and the Illinois Bar Journal, editorial board member at the Chicago Bar Association; and most recently, she was a columnist and a blogger for the Chicago Journal.  Her blog was called "South Loop Observer."  "Mom, I Think I'm Poignant" picks up where South Loop Observer left off....  To contact Bonnie, email her at bonmcgrath@aol.com