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Name:  Tom Kacich  

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Born: 1946 in Brooklyn, New York

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Illinois Connection

Tom Kacich lives in Springfield, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kacich, the author of Hot Type: 150 Years of the Best Local Stories from the News Gazette, is the editorial page editor of the Champaign/Urbana News Gazette. He has worked for the newspaper since 1975. The book reviews the top 150 news stories of the first 150 years (1852-2002) of print journalism in Champaign/Urbana, and will interest the thousands of University of Illinois graduates who spent time there over the years.


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Titles At Your Library

Hot Type: 150 Years of the Best Local Stories from the News-Gazette (Illinois)
ISBN: 1582614822

Sports Publishing LLC. 2002

Hot Type will review the top 150 news stories in the first 150 years (1852-2002) of print journalism in Champaign-Urbana. It's an eye-opening account of a community that not long ago was far different than the university-dominated place it is today. Hot Type, written in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of The News-Gazette and its predecessors, will review sensational courtroom dramas

the stories of fires and other natural disasters

the rapid development of the community in the 1920s, '50s and '60s

its near-lawless attitudes in the 1930s

and some of the great leaders and colorful characters of the last 150 years.


Awards

-- Journalism Awards including 1st Place for Column Writing among Illinois Newspapers