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William S. Bike

Born: April 9, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Bike is based in Chicago.

Biography: William S. Bike wrote the books Streets of the Near West Side, Winning Political Campaigns, Celebrating a Proud Past, and The Forgotten 1970 Chicago Cubs: Go and Glow and edited the book Essays on Earl Renfroe: A Man of Firsts. Associate editor of the newspaper Gazette Chicago, he also works as a freelance writer. Formerly, he worked in communications for Loyola University Chicago, the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. Bike has earned more than fifty awards in journalism, publications, media relations and alumni relations, including three Peter Lisagor Awards, the top honor in Chicago journalism.

  • 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 St

Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

ISBN: 146714908X OCLC: 1243261472

Streets of the Near West Side
ISBN: 0759683956 OCLC: 50047401

[1stBooks Library], [Bloomington, IN] : [2002]

Winning political campaigns :
ISBN: 0938737384 OCLC: 47196757

Denali Press, Juneau, Alaska, USA : ©2001.