John is a freelance writer, an adjunct lecturer in urban journalism at DePaul University and a contributing columnist for the Chicago Tribune, where he spent 27 years as an urban affairs reporter, financial editor and a member of the paper’s editorial board. After leaving the Tribune in 2000, John joined the Metropolitan Planning Council as vice president for planning and communications, and he also taught a graduate-level course at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He continues to write a monthly column for the Tribune’s op-ed page and is a frequent guest on WTTW-TV’s "Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review."
Social Justice High School: May 12, 2010
Chicago Military Academy (Bronzeville): Oct. 6, 2010
Marquette School: Dec. 9, 2010
Northside College Preparatory High School: Feb. 17, 2011
Marquette School: Sept. 21, 2011
Chicago Military Academy: Nov. 4, 2011
Looking for Story Ideas Walk-about in Downtown Chicago, YOUmedia students @ Chicago Public Library: June 4, 2013