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Lisa Black
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Some days, it's hard to follow the news without becoming angry or cynical. The violence, corruption and ridiculous things that people fight about can color our world view in an ugly way.
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Media Relations Manager, American Academy of Pediatrics
Lisa Black has worked for the American Academy of Pediatrics since March 7, 2016. She worked as a journalist for the Chicago Tribune from 1996-2015. Before that, she worked as a reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. She grew up in Libertyville, Illinois. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a communications/photojournalism degree, and took graduate level courses in Social Work at Dominican University, based in River Forest.
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I don't like bragging. Google me and you will find much of my work for Chicago Tribune.
  • Dominican University
    social work, 2007 - 2009
  • University of Texas at Arlington
    journalism, 1984 - 1987
  • Libertyville High School
    1977 - 1981
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Exonerated man plagued by sex assault accusation

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Millennials want more out of work

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Death of 'Alice' a personal loss to 1970s generation

Alice died, and I feel as if I've lost a family member.

Teen enters plea in fatal 'huffing' crash, but faces trial on more serio...

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Triple murder trial to begin Tuesday

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Lake Forest High ex-staffer pleads guilty to sexual abuse of 2 students

A former Lake Forest High School theater manager pleaded guilty today to two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse for inappropriate co

Slaying victim Amber Creek's family speaks out

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Lewd jokes part of job, Lake County deputy says

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Tenant leaves trail of lawsuits

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How not to end up on the houseguest black list

Our summer houseguest promised to send us a bottle of wine from his country after he arrived home.

Waukegan man charged with making racially offensive radio transmissions

An amateur ham radio operator from Waukegan was arrested Tuesday after authorities said he breached security and used racially offensive lan

Troopers pack hearing on trucker charged in fatal crash

A murmur went through a Skokie courtroom this morning as some 50 uniformed state police troopers turned to look as Wisconsin truck driver An

Tribune Voices: Boycott choices a mix of outrage, ignorance, hypocrisy

I haven't eaten at a Jimmy John's for more than two years, and I admit, it hurts.

Igniting controversy, author endorses moderate drinking while pregnant

University of Chicago economist Emily Oster approached her pregnancy much like she does her job, challenging assumptions and evaluating data

Woman battling Blue Cross over child support

All Jill Vaughn wanted was her child support payments to arrive on time.

'The whole world had shut the door to them'

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Friendly fire leads to medal for Marine ... and no hard feelings

Shortly after sunrise, Marine Cpl. Luis C. Garcia and the sniper team were already on edge, having spotted some unusual activity from their

Young new workers: So green, so naive, so inspiring

Fresh off a plane, my son was giddy with excitement over his first official business trip.