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General Information

Name:  Bill Knight  

Pen Name: None


Born: 1949 in Keokuk, Iowa


Illinois Connection

Knight is a graduate of Carthage High School in Illinois, Western Illinois University and the University of Illinois-Springfield. He currently resides in Elmwood, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Bill Knight is a retired Journalism professor from Western Illinois University. He taught journalism for more than 20 years at the university, all the while remaining an award-winning active columnist, radio commentator and author. He writes twice-weekly columns for newspapers in Pekin, Peoria, Monmouth, Galesburg, Kewanee and Macomb. He is an author, has edited ''Rick Johnson Rader: Tin Cans, Squeems & Thudpies'' and ''Horse Shoe Bottoms'' and is a featured weekly commentator on Western's Tri States Public Radio.

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