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Kenan Heise

Kenan Heise is an award-winning author and journalist as well as an inductee into the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame. A retired reporter, columnist, and staff writer for the Chicago Tribune , he served 17 years as editor of the Action Line column and 15 as chief obituary writer. He is the author of 25 books, including They Speak for Themselves: Interviews with the Destitute of Chicago , and has taught writing at Columbia College and DePaul University. He lives in Chicago.