Meet our team of writers:

Joe Grace


Joe Grace is an award-winning columnist and journalist who has been writing for newspapers and websites for more than 20 years. He's the former editor of the Kane County Chronicle in St. Charles, Ill., and the Lake County Journal in Grayslake, Ill. He also was a reporter for the Northwest Herald in Crystal Lake, Ill., the Sycamore (Ill.) Journal and the La Salle (Ill.) NewsTribune. He currently is a social media manager and stares at Facebook and Twitter for much too long each day.

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Christine LaFave Grace


Christine LaFave Grace works as an editor and writer in Chicago. She loves running, the city, her family and friends, and good grammar. Not necessarily in that order.

Jakob Bilinski

Jakob bilinski

Jakob Bilinski is a hopeless film-addict who has had an obsessive, fervent passion for all things cinema since he can remember. Over the years, Jakob has independently written, directed, shot, edited, and produced upwards of 20 short films and music videos. Some of his more acclaimed shorts are "Foxxy Madonna vs The Black Death," "Obsolescence," and "Bloody Hooker Bang Bang: A Love Story." His debut feature, "Shade of Grey," was released in 2010, and his second feature, "Three Tears On Bloodstained Flesh," is coming soon. He very much likes his wife and three cats, and is a little crazy.

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