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Elaine Hyde, Publisher & Editor

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Candace Jordan, Columnist 

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Nuria Mathog, Associate Editor

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Bob Oswald, Copy Editor & Layout

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Angela Gagnon, Staff Writer

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Jon Cohn, Columnist

Vivien Lee, Copy Editor


Manolis Alpogianis, America’s Dog & Burger Franchise Systems President

Leslie Hindman, Founder Hindman Auctions

Paul Iacono, Chicago Dowel Co.

Israel Idonije, Founder of iF Charities

Tom Kehoe, Kehoe Designs

Michael Kutza, Founder Chicago International Film Festival

Sherren Leigh, Founder Today’s Chicago Woman

Sargent M. McCormick, International Harvester

Alexander Pissios, President Cinespace Chicago Film Studios and Cinecares Foundation

Amanda Puck, Director Strategic Brand Development, Mariano’s

Chef Art Smith, Chef/Author/Co-founder Common Threads

Bonnie Spurlock, Founder Associated Publications

Howard Tullman, G2T3V

Phil Vettel, Former Chicago Tribune Food Critic

Dionne Williams, Owner/Founder of D. Williams PR Group

Robert Zentner, Philanthropist

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From neighborhood festivals to charity fundraisers to penguin parties, "Candid" Candace Jordan shares all the fun news you can use on Chicago Star TV! SHOW MORE