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Individual Author Record

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Name:  William S. Bike  

Pen Name: None


Born: April 9, 1957Chicago, Illinois


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-- Bike has won the highest award in Chicago journalism, the Peter Lisagor Award, four times. He also is the author of the books.

-- University of Illinois at Chicago Today ONline Book of the Week 2 weeks running; Chicago City Council Resolution for writing Streets of the Near West Side 1997; Apex Grand Award from Communications Concepts, 1998; Named one of the top 100 best-selling books.