William S. Bike, a professional journalist since 1979, has served as associate editor of the Near West/South Gazette, an independent community newspaper in Chicago, since 1983. He also is associate director of advancement for the College of Dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Previously, he has been employed as publications director for the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and for Loyola University Chicago, where he and his staff won 39 local, national, and international publication awards. In addition, for his writing for the Near West/South Gazette, Bike has won three Peter Lisagor Awards from the Chicago Headline Club, the local chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. The Lisagor is the highest award in Chicago journalism. His freelance articles have appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Nine: A Journal of Baseball History and Social Policy Perspectives, and many more publications. Bike is the author of the first edition of Streets of the Near West Side, ACTA Publications, Chicago, 1996, and Winning Political Campaigns, Denali Press, Juneau, Alaska, 1998 and 2001. He also is the editor of Essays on Earl Renfroe--A Man of Firsts, UIC College of Dentistry Press, 2001. A lifelong Chicago resident, Bike and his wife, Anne Nordhaus-Bike, run ANB Communications, a full-service communications-consulting firm.