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Publisher Tom Conradi


Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Fenner
Acting Design Director Nicole Dudka
Executive Editor Terrance Noland
Managing Editor, Digital Luke Seemann
Senior Writer Bryan Smith
Dining Editor Penny Pollack
Features Editor David Bernstein
Web Editor Emmet Sullivan
Senior Editors Elly Fishman, Lauren Williamson
Associate Editors Carly Boers, Whet Moser
Assistant Editors Tomi Obaro, Carrie Schedler
Contributing Design Editor Gina Bazer
Contributing Fashion Editor Heiji Choy Black
Contributing Writers Mark Bazer, Carol Felsenthal, Nina Kokotas Hahn, Noah Isackson, Jeff Ruby (Chief Dining Critic)
Contributing Dining Critics Peter Gianopulos, Graham Meyer, Dennis Ray Wheaton, Nathaniel Zimmer
Contributing Culture Critics Jason Foumberg, Graham Meyer, Matt Pollock, Catey Sullivan
Graphic Designer Jacqueline Cantu
Contributing Photographer Anna Knott
Art Assistant Ratko Radojcic
Contributing Copy Editors Lenore Howard, Amy Schroeder


Production Director Vickie Bales
Graphic Systems Manager John Kenzie
Prepress/Design Supervisor Tom Kadzielawski
Senior Production Specialist Jennifer Jezler
Graphic Designers Justin A. Goode, Amy Simms
Digital Producers Joyce Magnus, Lynette Smith


Director of Advertising David Sherman
Senior Account Managers Jessica Kelliher, Bree Williams, Jenny K. Winter
Account Managers Valeria Coric, Mike Hubbard, Jacqueline Simon
Classified Advertising Manager Kelly Zech


Marketing Director Gina E. Pucci
Senior Marketing Specialist Allison Roche


Director, Events & Sponsorships Haley K. Carlson
Manager, Events & Sponsorships Katie Barrons

Regional Sales Representatives

Canada Dodd Media Group, Ontario
Bob Dodd, president
Hawaii Destination Marketing, Honolulu
Debbie Anderson, account manager
Maryland, Northern Virginia, Washington D.C. Robert H. Stites LLC
Robert Stites, president
Mexico Allied Partners Worldwide, Mazatlán
Elsie Mendez Enríquez, regional manager
Michigan Jan Hess-Wahl, LLC, Bloomfield Hills
Jan Hess-Wahl, regional manager
Minnesota Ringle Media LLC, Minneapolis
Melissa Ringle, regional manager
New York Emmis Publishing, New York
Marian Conicella, vice president, national sales
Southeast U.S. Emmis Publishing, Fort Lauderdale
Whitney Ford Dick, assistant director
Western U.S. KPA Media, Inc., San Francisco
Kim Abramson, regional manager


Director, Audience Development Don MacGregor
Manager, Audience Development Brandi Nance
Coordinator, Audience Development Catherine Gruber
Delivery Issues Delivery


Director, Planning Jane M. Eberle
Manager, Planning and Analysis Phil Krawisz
Analyst, Financial Yinyang Huang


Office Manager Sean Baker



To send a letter to the editor for the Feedback column or to send us comments and/or ideas for the magazine or website, e-mail: letters@chicagomag.com.

To contact us by phone, call 312-222-8999.

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435 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60611


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How to Submit Story Ideas to Chicago Magazine and Chicagomag.com


  • Publicists, local business owners, and organizations seeking coverage
  • Freelance writers, photographers, and illustrators
  • Readers with ideas they would like to see us cover


  • Check the print magazine and Chicagomag.com to make sure we cover the topic you have in mind and to see our story format. We do not run stories that lack a Chicago angle, so please do not pitch them.
  • Write a brief (1- to 3-paragraph max) pitch, stressing why your idea is different, newsworthy, and compelling for our readers. If you are a writer, photographer, or illustrator, please include samples of your work.
  • Pitch early. The print magazine is monthly; we finalize story lineups a few months before the cover date.


Email your pitch—with “story idea” in the subject line—to the proper person(s) as follows:

Arts, Music, and Culture Elly Fishman, Tomi Obaro
Beauty Carly Boers
Best of Chicago Tomi Obaro
Book Reviews and Excerpts Tomi Obaro
Business, Tech, Economy David Bernstein, Whet Moser
Chicagoans of the Year Terrance Noland
Dining, Food, Cookbooks Penny PollackCarrie Schedler
Drinking and Bars Carly BoersCarrie Schedler
Events (Cultural, etc.) Tomi Obaro
Fashion and Style Heiji Choy Black
Green Awards Tomi Obaro
Health and Fitness Lauren Williamson
Home and Garden Gina Bazer
Human Interest Bryan Smith
Illustration Bryan Erickson
Law and Crime David Bernstein, Bryan Smith
Letters to the Editor Tomi Obaro
Medicine and Top Doctors Lauren Williamson
Most Powerful Chicagoans David Bernstein
Neighborhoods Lauren Williamson
Photography Megan Lovejoy Deja
Politics David Bernstein, Whet Moser
Real Estate Lauren Williamson
Sales Check Carly Boers
Schools and Education Lauren Williamson
Shopping and Gift Guide Carly Boers
Singles (Most Eligible) Tomi Obaro
Sports Bryan Smith
Travel Terrance Noland
Chicagomag.com Contact Luke Seemann and relevant topic editor above


If your idea is a good fit for us, we will contact you. Please understand that due to the volume of pitches we receive, it is not possible to respond to them all individually. Thank you!

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