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Elaine Hyde, Publisher & Editor

elainehyde@chicagostarmedia.com

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Jay Kopp, Director of Business Development

jaykopp@chicagostarmedia.com

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Nuria Mathog, Associate Editor

nuriamathog@chicagostarmedia.com

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Bob Oswald, Copy Editor & Layout

boboswald@chicagostarmedia.com

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Angela Gagnon, Staff Writer

angelagagnon@chicagostarmedia.com

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Jon Cohn, Columnist

joncohn@chicagostarmedia.com

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Candace Jordan, Columnist 

candace@candidcandace.com 

 

Vivien Lee, Copy Editor


BOARD MEMBERS

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