Streets of the Near West Side

Second Edition

by William S. Bike



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/21/2002

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9780759683952
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9780759683945

About the Book

Streets of the Near West Side tells the tales of the individuals and events for which the thoroughfares of one of the most interesting neighborhoods in one of the most fascinating cities in the world are named. Presidents, priests, politicians, pharmacists, physicians, soldiers, businessmen, real estate developers, financiers, philanthropists, Revolutionary and Civil War battles, Indian chiefs, Southern plantations, immigrants, playwrights, poets, and tavern owners all are part of Chicago's history--and their stories can be found in Streets of the Near West Side. Streets of the Near West Side also recounts events that happened in the area, from long-ago tales of the Chicago Cubs playing on Polk Street, to news pertinent to today's breaking headlines.

About the Author

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.