Rick Kogan was born and raised in the city’s Old Town neighborhood. At age 16, Kogan launched his newspaper career at the tumultuous 1968 Democratic National Convention. Kogan has written for the Chicago Daily News, Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune, where he is now a senior writer/columnist. He has been named Chicago’s Best Reporter, Chicago’s Greatest Living Journalist, and in 2003, he was inducted into the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame. He is the author of a dozen books, including Yesterday’s Chicago (in collaboration with his father, Herman); Everybody Pays (in collaboration with Maurice Possley); America’s Mom: The Life, Lessons, and Legacy of Ann Landers; A Chicago Tavern, a Goat, a Curse, and the American Dream, and Sidewalks I and Sidewalks II, embellished by the photographs of Charles Osgood. He is the host of WGN’s Sunday evening program After Hours.