James Benes

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General Information

Name: Jim Benes

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: March 28, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois


Website: N/A

Email: N/A


Illinois Connection

Jim lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with his wife, son, dog and cat.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jim is a lifelong resident of Chicago's western suburbs. He received his bachelor's degree in Speech & Theatre from UICC (as it then was called, in 1969) master's degree in journalism from Roosevelt University in 1999. He began working at WBBM Newsradio 780 in the summer of 1968 and is now the morning editor there. He also teaches journalism at Roosevelt.

Published Works

  • Chicago Christmas, 100 Years of Christmas Memories, Cornerstone Press, 2000
  • Season of Joy: Chicago Celebrates the Holidays Cornerstone Press Chicago, 2005

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Chicago Christmas: 100 Years of Christmas Memories

ISBN: 0940895455
Release Date: 2000-09

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Season of Joy: Chicago Celebrates the Holidays

ISBN: 0940895528
Release Date: 2005-10-31

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Literary Awards

A Peter Lisagor award from the Chicago Headline Club and two national awards from the Writers Guild of America.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Contact through his publisher, Chris Rice Cornerstone Press: cspress@jpusa.org.

External Links

James Benes on WorldCat

James Benes on Amazon

Jim Benes on Facebook

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