City Club of Chicago: The Votes Are In – What Happens Now?
November 16, 2016
The Votes Are In: What Happens Now? – Dahleen Glanton, Greg Hinz, Natasha Korecki, and Lynn Sweet
Dahleen Glanton is a columnist for the Chicago Tribune. Since coming to the Tribune from the Los Angeles Times in 1989, she has held several positions, including Associate Editor on the Metro Desk and Atlanta Bureau Chief. As a reporter, she covered many important issues in Illinois and across the nation, including Hurricane Katrina, military families, the Obama Presidential Center, and national gun laws. A Georgia native, she is particularly interested in issues regarding race, civil rights, and neighborhood violence. Glanton recently took up piano, which helps keep her sane.
Greg Hinz is a Crain’s Chicago Business blogger and columnist on politics and government in Chicago and the nation. A prize-winning reporter, he also writes frequently on public policy issues such as education, transportation, and economic development. Hinz joined Crain’s in 1996, after four years as Political Editor of Chicago magazine and nearly two decades as Political Editor and columnist with the Lerner Newspapers chain. His work has been honored by the Society of Business Editors and Writers and the Chicago Headline Club, among other professional organizations. Hinz is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. In 1980, he took a brief leave of absence from journalism to serve as Press Secretary for the Carter/Mondale campaign in Illinois.
Natasha Korecki is the Senior Political Reporter for Politico Illinois and the author of the daily Illinois Playbook. Prior to joining Politico in September 2015, Korecki worked at the Chicago Sun-Times as Chief Political Writer and she also wrote a reporting-based Sunday political column. Before that, she covered federal courts in Chicago during a golden age of political corruption prosecutions, including the criminal trials of two consecutive governors – George Ryan and Rod Blagojevich. She created The Blago Blog, which drew a national following, and is the author of Only in Chicago (Agate) based on the Blagojevich probe and trials. Korecki earned her journalism undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and currently lives in the Chicago metro area with her husband and two sons.
Lynn Sweet is the Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times, covering the White House, Congress, and national politics. Named by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the capital’s “50 Top Journalists”, Sweet appears frequently on CNN, MSNBC, and FOX. Sweet was a fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, and is in the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame and Northwestern University’s Medill Hall of Achievement. She earned a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism, and she received her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley after attending the University of Illinois.