Posts in category "Journalism"

Q&A with Tara Scalzo

Fellow CN blogger Tara Scalzo writes Red & Company and, as her bio states, she’s a “Chicago native, freelance writer/blogger and full time mom with a wicked sense of humor and a love of cheap wine. She documents her everyday adventures and observations – in the raw, full of snark, but always honest. Tara has been... Read more »

Project Ladybug Bash: Meet Dina Manzo and find out how Atia's Fund began!

How far we travel in life matters far less than those we meet along the way. ~ Mark Twain In Stop and Blog the Roses spirit, today, I am grateful to have met these lovely people ~ 1/ Laura Lutarewych ~ Fellow ChicagoNow blogger & a cancer survivor herself.  See her story here & watch... Read more »

Today is National Roof Over Your Head Day

This reminds me of a story I covered when I first moved to Chicago.  On a January night in 2009, from 8PM to well past midnight, I went around the city with two people from the Department of Family and Support Services and literally counted the number of homeless people.  It was for HUD’s ‘Point... Read more »

Life After Lawyer

Graduated from the University of Chicago Law School; The Studs Terkel Program aired on 98.7 WFMT between 1952 and 1997.
I recently likened myself to the elf from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.  He doesn’t want to be an elf.  He wants to be a dentist.  And, that’s OK. I’m not the only lawyer turned something else.  Here are some of the notable residents of the Island of Misfit Lawyers ~ Today, I am grateful... Read more »

The Island of Misfit Lawyers

I’m like the elf in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer who doesn’t want to be an elf.  He wants to be a dentist. I don’t want to be a lawyer.  I want to be a news reporter. Today, I am grateful ~ 1/ For new friends 2/ Especially ones who give me good career advice 3/... Read more »

This is not your father's Oldsmobile

When I first moved to Chicago and was transitioning into journalism, I joined a Meetup group.  At first, I was thrilled to encounter an older lady (not OLD but let’s just say she definitely remembers where she was when Kennedy was shot) who was a journalist.  A possible mentor, I thought.  But, I quickly learned... Read more »