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Name:  Mark Jacob  

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Jacob lives in Evanston.

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Mark Jacob served as executive news editor and Sunday editor at the ''Chicago Sun-Times''. He now serves as a deputy metro editor at the ''Chicago Tribune'' and was part of the team that won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism. He is a two-time Lisagor Award winner and co-writes the Tribune's biweekly feature ''10 Thing You Might Not Know'' with Stephan Benzkofer. Jacob is co-author of four books with his brother Matthew.


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