“There hasn't been a single day this summer where a typical swimmer could go in without a wetsuit,” he said.
Colin McMahon is associate editor at the Chicago Tribune and chicagotribune.com.When not at work (it happens, sometimes), he spends too much time cooking and cleaning for his two boys and the GF. And rabidly, loyally, stupidly following the Cleveland Indians.
- Chicago TribuneAssociate Editor, 2015 - presentColin McMahon is a former foreign correspondent who ran bureaus in Baghdad and Moscow and opened them in Mexico City and Buenos Aires. Today, Colin is most involved in building the newspaper's digital future but also oversees the Entertainment and Lifestyles departments, Blue Sky Innovation, Printers Row Journal/TribBooks and Food&Dining.
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