Born: March 28, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: Jim lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with his wife, son, dog and cat. Biography: 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.
- A Peter Lisagor award from the Chicago Headline Club and two national awards from the Writers Guild of America.
James Benes on WorldCat : http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=james+benes
|Chicago Christmas :
ISBN: 0940895455 OCLC: 44650892 Cornerstone Press Chicago, Chicago : ©2000.
|Season of joy :
ISBN: 0940895528 OCLC: 62090741 Cornerstone Press Chicago, Chicago, Ill. : ©2005.