Category:Latin School of Chicago alumni
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1. Bob Balaban – Robert Elmer Bob Balaban is an American actor, author, producer, and director. He was one of the producers nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture for Gosford Park, Balaban was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Eleanor and Elmer Balaban, who owned several movie theatres and later was a pioneer in cable television. His mother acted under the name Eleanor Barry and his uncles were dominant forces in the theatre business, they founded the Balaban and Katz Theatre circuit in Chicago, a chain which included the Chicago and Uptown Theatres. Balabans father, Elmer, and uncle, Harry, founded the H & E Balaban Corporation in Chicago and they later owned a powerful group of television stations and cable television franchises. His uncle Barney Balaban was president of Paramount Pictures for nearly 30 years from 1936-64 and his maternal grandmothers second husband, Sam Katz, was a vice president at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer beginning in 1936. Sam had been partners with Bobs uncles Abe, Barney, John. Sam served as President of the Publix theatre division of Paramount Pictures, Balaban began his college career at Colgate University where he joined Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity and then transferred to New York University. He lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his family and his paternal grandparents emigrated from Russia to Chicago, while his mothers family was from Germany, Russia, and Romania. One of his earliest appearances in film was in Midnight Cowboy, prior to that, he filled the role of Linus in the original off-Broadway production of Youre A Good Man, Charlie Brown in 1967. In 1979 he received a Tony Award nomination for his role in The Inspector General, during the 1980s he appeared in films such as Altered States and 2010. He directed the Randy Quaid picture Parents, and the Armin Mueller-Stahl picture The Last Good Time, Balaban appeared in Miami Vice as reporter Ira Stone. In the 1990s, Balaban had a role on the fourth season of Seinfeld as Russell Dalrymple. He also played Warren Littlefield, a real-world NBC executive, in The Late Shift and he continued his ties to Littlefield in 2012 with his performance of Littlefields autobiography, Top of the Rock, Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV. In 1999, Balaban made a guest appearance in the sitcom Friends as Phoebe Buffays father Frank in The One With Joeys Bag. In 2010, Balaban appeared as Judge Clayton Horn, the judge who presided over the obscenity trial of Lawrence Ferlinghetti. In 2001, Balaban produced Gosford Park, for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture and he also appeared in the movie as Morris Weissman, a Hollywood producer. He appeared in an episode of Entourage as a known for writing prescriptions for medical marijuana. He directed the film Bernard and Doris, starring Susan Sarandon and he has directed several episodes of the Showtime series Nurse Jackie
2. Ike Barinholtz – Isaac Ike Barinholtz is an American actor, comedian, voice actor and screenwriter. He was a cast member on MADtv from 2002 to 2007, Eastbound & Down, Barinholtz was born in the Rogers Park area of Chicago, Illinois, and was raised in its Lake View neighborhood, the son of Peggy and Alan Barinholtz, an attorney. Barinholtz has described his parents as people with great senses of humor. Barinholtz is Jewish, and attended Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School and he had planned on becoming a politician, but decided to move to Los Angeles, California, to be an actor instead. He worked at a company and as a busboy before starting a career in comedy. Barinholtz also attended Boston University and after dropping out, he worked for the Chicago Transit Authority before starting his comedy career, in a 2013 interview, he said he dropped out of school because he hated it and was doing poorly. In a 2012 phone interview, Barinholtz said he was inspired to pursue a career in comedy after attending a show at The Vic Theatre. Afterwards, he started taking classes at The Second City, ImprovOlympic and Annoyance Theatre, and was not successful at first. His younger brother Jon Barinholtz is also an actor and comedian, Barinholtz spent two years in Amsterdam with the famed comedy troupe Boom Chicago, along with Jordan Peele, Josh Meyers and Nicole Parker. Barinholtz hosted the Worst of Boom Night during a 10-year anniversary of the improv troupe Boom Chicago and he has appeared in the films The Adventures of Big Handsome Guy and His Little Friend, Love, Fear and Rabbits and Down. Barinholtz currently lives in Los Angeles, Barinholtz is a founding member of The Lindbergh Babies, an improv group directed by Del Close, who worked with John Belushi, Bill Murray, Mike Myers and Chris Farley. In 2012, Barinholtz joined the cast of the season of the HBO series Eastbound & Down, playing the role of Ivan Dochenko. He starred alongside Seth Rogen in the 2014 comedy Neighbors, as well as its 2016 sequel, also in 2016, Barinholtz played prison guard Griggs in the DC Comics film Suicide Squad. Barinholtz currently appears with a role as nurse Morgan Tookers on the Hulu comedy series The Mindy Project. He is also a writer and story editor on the series, Barinholtz officially joined the cast of MADtv in 2002 as a feature performer for the eighth season. He was later promoted to a repertory performer status the following season, Barinholtz also paired up with fellow cast member Bobby Lee in some of his sketches in the later seasons. Some of his famous characters included Abercrombie & Fitch model Dutch, in 2007, he decided not to renew his contract for the 13th season of MADtv. His contract, like most other MADtv cast members, was for five seasons which was up for renewal at the conclusion of the shows 12th season
3. Bradley Bell – Bradley Phillip Bell is an American television writer and producer. Bell is an eight-time Daytime Emmy Award winner and is producer and head writer for The Bold and the Beautiful. Bradley Bell was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of William J. Bell, bells parents co-created the soap operas The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful. His mother was also an Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist and talk show personality, Bell graduated from the Latin School of Chicago before attending the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He concluded his studies at University of California, Los Angeles where he majored in television production before going on to join the staff of The Young. Bell was promoted to producer in 1989 and again to supervising producer in 1992. He has been the writer and executive producer of the show since 1993 and 1995 respectively. It wasn’t until 2000 that Bradley Bell received his first Daytime Emmy Award nomination, on January 14,2015 CBS Television City, celebrating 7000 episodes of The Bold and The Beautiful, dedicated Studio 31 to Bell in honor of his work since the first day of the series. Bell married Colleen Bell in October 1991 and they have 4 children and they live in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California. According to the Center for Investigative Reporting, Bradley and Colleen Bell use at least 2 million gallons of water per year to irrigate their personal estate. Bells sister, Lauralee Bell is an actress best known for her role as Christine Blair on The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful
4. Lauralee Bell – Lauralee Kristen Bell is an American soap opera actress. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, and attended The Latin School of Chicago, the daughter of soap opera creators William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell, and sister to Bill Bell, Jr. Over time, her character matured from a model into a legal aid lawyer and her character also dropped the childish moniker Cricket, especially after her rival Phyllis turned it into a pun against her, calling her the Bug. In January 2005, Bell asked to be released from her contract, lauralee married photographer Scott Martin on October 4,1997. They have a son, Christian James Martin, born on January 17,2001, in June 2007, she reprised her role of Christine Blair for a short run on The Bold and the Beautiful. In July 2010, she returned to The Young and the Restless in a recurring capacity, lauralee co-owned a boutique, On Sunset, which closed in 2009
5. Matt Brandstein – Matt Brandstein is an American writer and occasional Bollywood film actor. He is most known for his writing of the popular Jewish childrens comic book series Mendy, Brandstein often employs the use of his Hebrew name Moshe in honor of his Jewish heritage. Matt Brandstein grew up in downtown Chicago, where he attended the Latin School of Chicago for fourteen years, after moving to New York City, Brandstein enrolled in New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Film. Brandsteins writing career began in the music business and he collaborated with prominent directors including Brett Ratner, Diane Martel and Marcus Raboy in the conceptualization of music video treatments for top artists like Mariah Carey, Sting and DAngelo. In 2003 Brandstein took on the role as writer of the phase of the popular Jewish childrens comic book Mendy. Notable comic book artists Stan Goldberg, Barry Grossman, Ernie Colón, the comic books characters looks have recently been reinvented by reclusive European artist Kola Remaz. As an actor, Brandstein made a cameo as a CIA operative in the 2006 Karan Johar Bollywood blockbuster Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna. That same year, he appeared as a Hip Hop dance enthusiast in the Bollywood musical comedy Jaan-E-Mann, fiction Mendy and the Golem, Book Seven, Meltdown Matt Brandstein at the Internet Movie Database
6. Roe Conn – Roe B. Conn is an American talk radio host based in Chicago. Roes first radio gig was Saturday overnights on WDUB in Granville, returning to Chicago after graduating from college he worked fill-in duties at WLUW, starting in August 1986. He then was the producer for Don Vogel on WMAQ and Walter Jacobson at WBBM-TV and he received his first national exposure for his daily roundup of the O. J. Simpson trial. After that, he continued to host his show on WLS. Eventually he teamed up with Garry Meier to cohost the highly successful Roe & Garry Show, in 2004, amid an impasse in contract negotiations with the station, Meier did not renew his contract with WLS. Roe then became the sole host of the show, which also featured Jim Johnson, many praise Roe Conn for having a good sense of humor and for being skilled at articulating his thoughts. In the spring 2006 ratings period, The Roe Conn Show became Chicago’s most listened-to radio talk show among adults, on March 27,2009, Conn announced on his WLS-AM radio show a new, parallel endeavor called The Roe Report. The Roe Report was a syndicated daily news/commentary segment initially airing in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. The final Roe Report aired October 29,2010, a reason for ending the Report was not cited. On May 29,2009, it was announced on the air that Bill Leff had been laid off by corporate management, Roe and Leff had often joked on the air about the similarity of their voices. On January 11,2010, The Roe Conn Show became Roe and Cisco, the following day the show became The Roe Conn Show again with the announcement that Cisco Cotto was leaving to host his own show on WLS from 9 to 11 a. m. On April 12,2010, Richard Roeper became Roes new on-air partner, on October 8,2014, Roe Conn announced that the Roe & Roeper, was cancelled and hed be leaving WLS-AM890 after 25 years. On January 15,2015, WGN Radio announced that Roe would be hosting afternoon drive from 3pm - 7pm and he is also a frequent guest and co-host of the Chicago daytime talk-show Windy City Live as of 2017. Roe is a 1986 graduate of Denison University, where he studied anthropology and he often describes himself as obsessive about cleanliness, and avoiding germs and sickness. On January 5,2006, Roe Conn mentioned Wikipedia in his talk show on WLS. He said that while most of it is correct, some details were incorrect. Now his birthday is correct on the site, however, Chicago Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed, whom Roe loves to read, declared his birthday as June 7 in her June 7,2006, column. When Dusty Baker was fired from the Chicago Cubs, Harry Carays Restaurant named a hot dog kids meal after Roe and he is the first non-Cub whom the restaurant has so honored
7. Cassidy Freeman – Cassidy Freeman is an American actress and musician. She is known for her role as Tess Mercer in The CWs superhero drama Smallville, Freeman was born in Chicago, Illinois to prominent Chicago-area attorneys Glynna and Lee Freeman, who also own a cattle ranch in Montana. She is the youngest of three children with two brothers, voice actor Crispin Freeman and musician Clark Freeman, Freeman graduated from The Latin School of Chicago and then Magna Cum Laude from Middlebury College in 2005 with degrees in Theater and Spanish. Freeman starred in the thriller film YellowBrickRoad which was written and directed by Andy Mitton and she has appeared in several films and television series. Freeman played the character Veronica Sharpe in the short film Razor Sharp. The film won Best Action Film at the 2007 Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival, on January 13,2012, Freeman was confirmed to be in The CW fantasy drama The Vampire Diaries as Sage in the third season. Since 2012, Freeman has been starring as Cady Longmire in the A&E crime drama Longmire, Freeman, her brother, Clark Freeman and Andy Mitton formed the band called The Real DCoy, where Freeman sings and plays piano. Cassidy Freeman at the Internet Movie Database Cassidy Freeman interview with BuddyTV, Cassidy Freeman interview with ACED Magazine
8. Crispin Freeman – Crispin Freeman is an American actor who has provided voice-overs in numerous English-language versions of Japanese anime, cartoons, and video games. He also voiced Roy Harper on the American animated series Young Justice, born in Chicago, Illinois, Crispin Freeman is the oldest of three children. He attended the Latin School of Chicago, where he graduated in 1990 and he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College, majoring in Theater and minoring in Computer Science. As a child, Freeman was greatly influenced by shows such as Speed Racer. Casey Kasem voiced the role of his character, Mark of Battle of the Planets. Later, he discovered Voltron, Star Blazers, and Robotech, being quoted in the January 1999 issue of America Interview saying, Freeman has also stated that the reason he got into the industry was because of the anime television show The Vision of Escaflowne. Freeman initially got involved in the anime voice-over industry when a friend of his landed a role in Peacock King, knowing Freeman was a big anime fan, a friend suggested he call up Central Park Media and apply for a job doing English dubs. When originally approached about dubbing, he initially declined and it was not until he remembered all of the anime shows he watched as a child that he realized that many people are introduced to anime through the English dubbed versions. In 1997, Freeman landed the role of Zelgadis Greywords in Slayers along with Lisa Ortiz, Eric Stuart and Veronica Taylor. He was the second and final actor to get the job, after Zelgadis original voice actor, Daniel Cronin. Years later he turned to the American animation voice acting grounds and he been best known for his work in Marvel Comics based productions such as The Spectacular Spider-Man, Wolverine and the X-Men and The Avengers, Earths Mightiest Heroes. He then starred as several versions of Roy Harper in Young Justice for DC Comics, since then, Freeman has had various roles throughout his career. Freeman teaches classes, workshops, and performance lectures in the Los Angeles area, in addition to classes, Freeman has a website called Voice Acting Mastery which includes podcasts and other resources regarding voice acting. Freeman is the oldest of three children and his sister, Cassidy is an actress who played Tess Mercer in the television show Smallville and Cady Longmire in Longmire
9. Kenny George – Kenneth Kenny George Jr. is an American basketball player. Kenny George played for the UNC Asheville Bulldogs from 2006 to 2008, in March 2011, George played in four games for the Tuři Svitavy team of the NBL of the Czech Republic. He averaged 11.5 points on 48. 7% field goal shooting,4.3 rebounds, Kenny George is from Chicago, Illinois. In October 2008, George had his right foot partly amputated due to a Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection, the Tallest Man, Kenny George UNC Asheville player bio MSNBC News Story
10. Alexi Giannoulias – Alexander Alexi Giannoulias is an American politician who served as Illinois Treasurer from 2007 to 2011. On July 26,2009, Giannoulias announced his candidacy in the 2010 election for the seat in the United States Senate held by Roland Burris. Burris, who was appointed by Governor Rod Blagojevich to fill the vacated by Barack Obama following Obamas election as President of the United States. Giannoulias was born in Chicago, to Greek immigrants and his mother, Anna, is from Chania, and his late father, Alexis, was from Kalavryta. He has two brothers, Demetris and George. Giannoulias attended The Latin School of Chicago and then the University of Chicago before transferring to Boston University, Giannoulias graduated cum laude with a bachelors degree in economics. He then moved to Greece to play basketball with Panionios B. C. for a year, Giannoulias had played basketball at The Latin School of Chicago, and played Division III basketball at the University of Chicago. He then played Division I basketball at Boston University, after returning from Greece, Giannoulias attended Tulane University Law School. Upon earning his law degree, Alexi returned to Chicago to help manage Broadway Bank, Giannoulias served on the board of directors of the Community Banker’s Association of Illinois Legislative Committee, the South Side/Wabash YMCA, and the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce. Giannoulias also founded and chaired the AG Foundation, a charity that donated money to treat child-related illnesses, curb poverty. Although the state Democratic Party led by House Speaker Mike Madigan backed his opponent, Paul Mangieri, in the primary, representatives Jan Schakowsky and Jesse Jackson, Jr. and by then-Senator Barack Obama. The order prohibits from accepting contributions from banks, Treasurer’s Office employees and he also moved to foreclose on two debt-ridden hotels built in the 1980s by politically connected insiders in Springfield and Collinsville. The success of this sale with Giannoulias’ support saved over 600 jobs at an Illinois Hartmarx factory that otherwise would have been closed, wells Fargo, a primary lender for Hartmarx, is also “the money custodian for the treasurer’s office, holding its cash and other financial assets. Giannoulias launched the Green Rewards program, which gives a $1,000 rebate to Illinois residents who purchase a new hybrid or other fuel-efficient vehicle, in January 2009, the state of Illinois purchased $10 million worth of Israel Bonds. According to Giannoulias, the Israel Bonds will mature in three years with a 2. 43% rate of return, compared to U. S. government bonds yielding a 1. 51% return during the same period. In addition to revamping the Bright Start savings program, Giannoulias created several new programs for Illinois college students. In 2008, Giannoulias announced the creation of the Bright Start Scholarship Program, more than 250 students received scholarships in 2008, the first year of the program. The scholarships were designed by Giannoulias as a partnership, with the funding for the scholarships donated by a private firm at no cost to the state or taxpayers
11. Douglas H. Ginsburg – Douglas Howard Ginsburg is a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He was appointed to this court at age forty in October 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, Ginsburg was nominated by Reagan to fill a U. S. Supreme Court vacancy in October 1987, but soon withdrew from consideration after his earlier marijuana use created a controversy. Ginsburg took senior status at age 65 in October 2011, and he is the author of numerous scholarly works on antitrust and constitutional law. He is not related to Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg, born in Chicago, Illinois, Ginsburg is the son of Katherine and Maurice Ginsburg. He graduated from The Latin School of Chicago in 1963, then attended Cornell University, after dropping out in 1965 due to boredom, he invested in and helped run Operation Match, an early computer dating service based in Boston. Returning to Cornell in 1968 after selling the company, Ginsburg received his bachelor of degree in 1970. He graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 1973, Ginsburg then became a law clerk first for Judge Carl McGowan on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and then for U. S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. From 1975 to 1983 Ginsburg was a professor at Harvard Law School, from 1988 until 2008, he was an Adjunct Professor at the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia, where he taught a seminar called Readings in Legal Thought. Until 2011 he was also a Visiting Lecturer and Charles J. Merriam Scholar at the University of Chicago Law School in Chicago, Ginsburg has been a visiting professor at Columbia University Law School and a visiting scholar at New York Law School. He is currently a Professor of Law at George Mason University, on October 29,1987, President Reagan nominated Ginsburg to the U. S. Supreme Court to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Lewis Powell, announced on June 26. It was Ginsburgs continued use of marijuana after graduation and as a professor that made his actions more serious in the minds of many senators and members of the public. Due to these allegations, Ginsburg withdrew his name from consideration on November 7, anthony Kennedy was then nominated on November 11 and confirmed in early February 1988 as an Associate Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court. List of law clerks of the Supreme Court of the United States Douglas H. Ginsburg at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, University of Chicago Faculty Bio George Mason University Faculty Bio Reagans Remarks in Nomination to the Supreme Court Appearances on C-SPAN
12. Laura Granville – Laura Granville is a former American professional tennis player. During the two years she spent at Stanford University, she set the record for most consecutive victories with 58. Granville won the NCAA singles championship as well as the ITA Player of the Year in both 2000 and 2001, in 2001 Stanford won the womens tennis national team championship, and Granville was also a doubles finalist. She retired in 2010 after seven years on the WTA Tour and returned to Stanford where she completed her studies. She was inducted into the Stanford University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2014, Laura Granville is now in her third season as the head coach of the Princeton University womens tennis team. In 2014 the Princeton Womens Tennis program won the Ivy League title, 1996- Won the Illinois girls high school tennis state singles championships as a sophomore at The Latin School of Chicago. 2000- Won the National Collegiate Athletics Association womens tennis championships as a freshman at Stanford University. 2001- Won her second consecutive NCAA womens tennis championships as a sophomore at Stanford University. Turned professional after her sophomore year and reached three ITF circuit semifinals, 2007- Defeated former World No.1 Martina Hingis in the third round at Wimbledon to match her career best showing there. Defeated 2013 Wimbledon Champion Marion Bartoli indoors at Memphis, 2008- Won the Midland, Michigan, U. S. ITF tournament. Laura Granville at the Womens Tennis Association Laura Granville at the International Tennis Federation
13. John Marshall Harlan II – John Marshall Harlan was an American jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1955 to 1971. His namesake was his grandfather John Marshall Harlan, another justice who served from 1877 to 1911. Harlan was a student at Upper Canada College and Appleby College, awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, he studied law at Balliol College, Oxford. Upon his return to the U. S. in 1923 Harlan worked in the law firm of Root, Clark, later he served as Assistant U. S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and as Special Assistant Attorney General of New York. Harlan is often characterized as a member of the wing of the Warren Court. He advocated a role for the judiciary, remarking that the Supreme Court should not be considered a general haven for reform movements. In general, Harlan adhered more closely to precedent, and was reluctant to overturn legislation. He strongly disagreed with the doctrine of incorporation, which held that the provisions of the federal Bill of Rights applied to the state governments, not merely the Federal. Harlan is sometimes called the great dissenter of the Warren Court, Justice Harlan was gravely ill when he retired from the Supreme Court on September 23,1971. He died from cancer three months later, on December 29,1971. After Harlans retirement, President Nixon appointed William Rehnquist to replace him, John Marshall Harlan was born on May 20,1899 in Chicago, Illinois. He was the son of John Maynard Harlan, a Chicago lawyer and politician, historically, Harlans family had been politically active. Harlan, was general of Puerto Rico and then chairman of the Interstate Commerce Commission. In his younger years, Harlan attended The Latin School of Chicago and he later attended two boarding high schools in the Toronto Area, Canada, Upper Canada College and Appleby College. Upon graduation from Appleby, Harlan returned to the U. S. there, he was a member of the Ivy Club, served as an editor of The Daily Princetonian, and was class president during his junior and senior years. After graduating from the university in 1920, he received a Rhodes Scholarship and he studied jurisprudence at Oxford for three years, returning from England in 1923. Upon his return to the United States, he work with the law firm of Root, Clark, Buckner & Howland, one of the leading law firms in the country. He received his LL. B. degree in 1924 and earned admission to the bar in 1925, between 1925 and 1927, Harlan served as Assistant U. S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, heading the districts Prohibition unit
14. Lisa Madigan – Lisa Murray Madigan has been the 41st Attorney General of the US state of Illinois since 2003. She is the first female attorney general for Illinois and she is a Democrat and the stepdaughter of Michael Madigan, who has been Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives for most of the last quarter century. On December 12,2008, Madigan attracted national attention after filing a motion with the Supreme Court of Illinois to temporarily remove Governor Rod Blagojevich from office. The motion was denied by the court without a hearing. Madigan attended The Latin School of Chicago for her secondary education, in 1988 she received her bachelors degree from Georgetown University. She received her Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, prior to becoming an attorney, she worked as a teacher and community organizer, developing after-school programs to help keep kids involved in education and away from drugs and gangs. Madigan also volunteered as a school teacher in South Africa during apartheid. Madigan later worked as a litigator for the Chicago law firm of Sachnoff & Weaver, Madigan was elected and served as an Illinois state senator from 1998 through 2002, during which time she worked down the hall from Barack Obama. In 2002 she ran for Attorney General of Illinois and narrowly defeated Joe Birkett with 50. 4% of the vote, in 2006 she was re-elected with 72. 4% of the vote against Tazewell County States Attorney Stewart Stu Umholtz. Notably, Madigan became the first Illinois Attorney General in more than 25 years to personally argue a case before the United States Supreme Court, in 2004, she successfully argued Illinois v. In 2002, Madigan received a $25,000 donation from a black metal musician Andrew Harris, when Harriss relation to the black metal band Judas Iscariot came to light, Madigan agreed to donate the money to anti-hate groups, according to the Chicago Tribune. Madigan has had a relationship with former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Her father Michael Madigan, Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, has had a feud with Blagojevich, roland Burris was appointed to the U. S. Senate. During the Blagojevich Senate appointment scandal, Madigan was speculated as Senate Candidate #2 in the complaint against Blagojevich, though the motion was denied by the court without a hearing, Blagojevich was later impeached and convicted and Quinn was sworn in as governor. On July 14,2013, Madigan, who was expected to run. She ran for reelection as attorney general and won. 2005, received the John F. Kennedy and she changed her name when she was 18 and was formally adopted in her 20s by Michael Madigan. Madigan is married to cartoonist Pat Byrnes, and they have two daughters,2014 election for Attorney General Lisa Madigan, 60% Paul Schimpf, 38% Ben Koyl, 3%2010 election for Attorney General Lisa Madigan, 65% Stephen H
15. Roger McGuinn – James Roger McGuinn /məˈɡwɪn/ known professionally as Roger McGuinn and previously as Jim McGuinn, is an American musician. He is best known for being the singer and lead guitarist on many of the Byrds records. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his work with the Byrds and he was also part of an author/musician band Rock Bottom Remainders, a group of published writers doubling as musicians to raise proceeds for literacy charities. In July 2013, McGuinn co-authored an interactive ebook, Hard Listening, McGuinn was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. His parents, James and Dorothy, were involved in journalism and public relations and he attended The Latin School of Chicago. He became interested in music after hearing Elvis Presleys Heartbreak Hotel, around the same time, he was also influenced by country artists and/or groups such as Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent, and The Everly Brothers. In 1957, he enrolled as a student at Chicagos Old Town School of Folk Music and he also played guitar and sang backup harmonies for Bobby Darin. Soon after, he relocated to the West Coast, eventually Los Angeles, in 1962, after he ended his association with the Chad Mitchell Trio, McGuinn was hired by Darin to be a backup guitarist and harmony singer. Unfortunately, about a year and a half after McGuinn began to play guitar and sing with Darin, Darin became ill, Music in New York Citys Brill Building, hiring McGuinn as a songwriter for $35 a week. During 1963, just one year before he co-founded The Byrds, he was a musician in New York City, recording with Judy Collins. At the same time, he was hearing of The Beatles, by the time Doug Weston gave McGuinn a job at the The Troubadour in Los Angeles, McGuinn had included Beatles songs in his act. He gave rock style treatments to traditional tunes and thereby caught the attention of another folkie Beatle fan, Gene Clark. Together they formed the beginning of what was to become The Byrds, during his time with The Byrds, McGuinn developed two innovative and very influential styles of electric guitar playing. The first was jingle-jangle – generating ringing arpeggios based on banjo finger picking styles he learned while at the Old Town School of Folk – which was influential in the rock genre. While tracking The Byrds first single, Mr. Tambourine Man, at Columbia studios, the Ric by itself is kind of thuddy, he notes. But if you add a compressor, you get that long sustain, to be honest, I found this by accident. The engineer, Ray Gerhardt, would run compressors on everything to protect his precious equipment from loud rock and he compressed the heck out of my 12-string, and it sounded so great we decided to use two tube compressors in series, and then go directly into the board. Thats how I got my jingle-jangle tone and its really squashed down, but it jumps out from the radio
16. Carol Mendelsohn – Carol Mendelsohn is a TV writer, notable for her work on the crime drama CSI, Crime Scene Investigation. She attended the Latin School of Chicago, also she went to Smith College, but later transferred and in 1973 graduated from Cornell University. She then went to the George Washington University Law School and practiced at the Washington, D. C. office of the prominent Los Angeles-based firm Wyman, Bautzer, Rothman, & Kuchel. Realizing that she did not want to be a lawyer, she enrolled in an American Film Institute class and she moved to Los Angeles and started writing for the movie industry. Her early work included contributions to Hardcastle and McCormick, Stingray, as producer for Cannell Studios, she worked on The Trials of Rosie ONeill and Melrose Place. In 2000, Mendelsohn joined the production of CSI, Crime Scene Investigation and became its show runner, in June 2014 it was announced that after 14 years Mendelsohn would leave CSI. She was also co-creator and executive producer of CSI, Miami, CSI, NY and CSI, as part of the CSI team, she was nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award, the Producers Guild of America Award, the Emmy Award and the Edgar Award
17. Claes Oldenburg – Claes Oldenburg is an American sculptor, best known for his public art installations typically featuring large replicas of everyday objects. Another theme in his work is soft sculpture versions of everyday objects, many of his works were made in collaboration with his wife, Coosje van Bruggen. Van Bruggen died in 2009 after 32 years of marriage, Oldenburg lives and works in New York. Claes Oldenburg was born on January 28,1929 in Stockholm and his father was then a Swedish diplomat stationed in New York and in 1936 was appointed Consul General of Sweden to Chicago where Oldenburg grew up, attending the Latin School of Chicago. He studied literature and art history at Yale University from 1946 to 1950, while further developing his craft, he worked as a reporter at the City News Bureau of Chicago. He also opened his own studio and, in 1953, became a citizen of the United States. In 1956, he moved to New York, working part-time in the library of the Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration. Oldenburgs first recorded sales of artworks were at the 57th Street Art Fair in Chicago and he moved back to New York City in 1956. Oldenburg began toying with the idea of sculpture in 1957. Oldenburgs first show that included works, in May 1959, was at the Judson Gallery. During this time, artist Robert Beauchamp described Oldenburg as brilliant, in the 1960s Oldenburg became associated with the Pop Art movement and created many so-called happenings, which were performance art related productions of that time. The name he gave to his own productions was Ray Gun Theater and his first wife Patty Mucha, who sewed many of his early soft sculptures, was a constant performer in his happenings. This brash, often humorous, approach to art was at odds with the prevailing sensibility that, by its nature. But Oldenburgs spirited art found first a niche then a great popularity that endures to this day, Oldenburg moved to Los Angeles in 1963 because it was the most opposite thing to New York could think of. That same year, he conceived AUT OBO DYS, performed in the lot of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in December 1963. In 1965 he turned his attention to drawings and projects for imaginary outdoor monuments, in 1969, Oldenberg contributed a drawing to the Moon Museum. Many of Oldenburgs large-scale sculptures of mundane objects elicited ridicule before being accepted, for example, the 1969 Lipstick on Caterpillar Tracks, was removed from its original place in Beinecke Plaza at Yale University, and circulated on a loan basis to other campuses. With its bright color, contemporary form and material and its subject, it attacked the sterility
18. Nancy Reagan – Nancy Davis Reagan was an American actress, and the wife of the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan. She served as the First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989 and she was born in New York City. After her parents separated, she lived in Maryland with an aunt and she moved to Chicago when her mother remarried in 1929, and later took the name Davis from her stepfather. As Nancy Davis, she was a Hollywood actress in the 1940s and 1950s, Night into Morning, and Donovans Brain. In 1952, she married Ronald Reagan, who was president of the Screen Actors Guild. Reagan was the First Lady of California when her husband was Governor from 1967 to 1975, Reagan became First Lady of the United States in January 1981, following her husbands victory in the 1980 presidential election. She was criticized early in his first term, largely due to her decision to replace the White House china and she aimed to restore a Kennedy-esque glamour to the White House following years of lax formality, and her interest in high-end fashion garnered much attention as well as criticism. She championed recreational drug prevention causes by founding the Just Say No drug awareness campaign and she had a strong influence on her husband, and played a role in a few of his personnel and diplomatic decisions. The Reagans retired to their home in Bel Air, Los Angeles, Reagan devoted most of her time to caring for her husband, who was diagnosed with Alzheimers disease in 1994, until his death at the age of 93 on June 5,2004. Reagan remained active within the Reagan Library and in politics, particularly in support of stem cell research. Anne Frances Robbins was born on July 6,1921, at Sloane Hospital for Women and she was the only child of Kenneth Seymour Robbins, a farmer turned car salesman who had been born into a once-prosperous family, and his actress wife, radio actress Edith Prescott Luckett. Her godmother was silent-film-star Alla Nazimova, from birth, she was commonly called Nancy. She lived her first two years in Flushing, Queens, in New York City, in a house on Roosevelt Avenue between 149th and 150th Streets. Her parents separated soon after her birth and were divorced in 1928, after their separation, her mother traveled the country to pursue acting jobs and Reagan was raised in Bethesda, Maryland, for six years by her aunt, Virginia Luckett, and uncle, Audley Gailbraith. Nancy later described longing for her mother during those years, My favorite times were when Mother had a job in New York, in 1929, her mother married Loyal Edward Davis, a prominent conservative neurosurgeon who moved the family to Chicago. Nancy and her stepfather got along well, she later wrote that he was a man of great integrity who exemplified old-fashioned values. He formally adopted her in 1935, and she would refer to him as her father. At the time of the adoption, her name was changed to Nancy Davis
19. Adlai Stevenson III – Adlai Ewing Stevenson III is an American politician of the Democratic Party. He represented the state of Illinois in the United States Senate from 1970 until 1981, Adlai Stevenson III was born in Chicago. He attended the Milton Academy in Massachusetts, Harrow School in England and he received a law degree in 1957 from Harvard Law School. Stevenson was commissioned as a lieutenant in the U. S. Marine Corps in 1952 and he continued to serve in the Marine Reserves and was discharged in 1961 as a captain. In 1957, Stevenson went to work as a clerk for a Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court and worked there until 1958 when he joined the law firm of Brown and Platt. In 1964, Stevenson was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives as a representative due to reapportionment problems. He then served as Illinois Treasurer, after U. S. Stevenson introduced legislation requiring an end to all foreign aid to South Vietnam by June 30,1975. He was the first Chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee charged with implementing a code of ethics he helped draft, Stevenson was also chairman of a Special Senate Committee that reorganized the Senate and served on the Democratic Policy Committee. S. Stevenson was re-elected to the seat in 1974, and in 1980 declined to stand for re-election, Stevenson was encouraged to run for president in 1976 by Mayor Richard J. Daley of Chicago. He declined to run, and was one of the finalists for vice president at the Democratic Convention that year, senator Walter Mondale of Minnesota was nominated for vice president. Stevenson ran for Governor of Illinois in 1982 and 1986, losing both elections to James R. Thompson, in 1982, the initial vote count showed Stevenson winning, however, the final official count showed him losing by 0.14 percent. Three days before the inauguration, the court denied the recount by a one-vote margin. In the 1986 statewide Democratic primaries, Democratic voters nominated allies of Lyndon LaRouche for Lieutenant Governor, Stevenson objected to their platform and refused to appear on the same ticket. Instead, he organized the Solidarity Party to provide an alternate slate for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of State, persuading Democrats to vote for most of the Democratic ticket as well as the Solidarity candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor and Secretary of State was a strategy, however, Stevenson. Since leaving the senate, Stevenson has been active in business and he is chairman of SC&M Investment Management Corporation, and co-chairman of HuaMei Capital Company. He has also held positions with non-profit organizations in this area. He has served as chairman of the Japan-America Society of Chicago, the Midwest U. S. -Japan Association, and the Midwest U. S. -China Association, Committee of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council
20. Neil Strauss – Neil Darrow Strauss, also known by the pen names Style and Chris Powles, is an American author, journalist and ghostwriter, with both American and Kittitian citizenship. He is an editor at Rolling Stone and also wrote regularly for The New York Times. After graduating from school at the Latin School of Chicago in 1987, Strauss attended Vassar College, then transferred to. While in school he began his writing for Ear, an avant-garde magazine, and editing his first book, Radiotext. He moved on to The Village Voice, where he did everything from copy-editing to fact-checking before becoming a regular reporter and critic. He won the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for his coverage of Kurt Cobains suicide for Rolling Stone, Strauss also contributed to Esquire, Maxim, Spin, Entertainment Weekly, Details, and The Source in addition to writing liner notes for albums by Nirvana and others. In 2005, he published The Game, Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists, a book about his transformation into Style, a pickup artist under the tutelage of Mystery. The book made a appearance in The New York Times bestsellers list in September–October 2005. Strauss appeared on various TV shows, including The View and ABC Primetime and it was optioned to be made into a film by Spyglass Entertainment, with Chris Weitz adapting and producing. After publishing the book, Strauss temporarily retired as a pickup artist and settled with a longtime girlfriend Lisa Leveridge, an article in the Sunday Mirror suggested that Leveridge broke up with Strauss in February 2006 to date Robbie Williams. Strauss denied the Williams rumor, but confirmed his breakup with Leveridge on his mailing list a few months later and his follow-up book, the controversial graphic novel How to Make Money Like a Porn Star, was published on September 26,2006. The same year, Shoot, Strauss short film about becoming a star, was released. He co-wrote, directed and performed in Shoot, also in 2006, in collaboration with Dave Navarro and Entourage writer Cliff Dorfman, he created a one-hour TV drama The Product for FX. He also worked with James Gandolfini on a show, Roadies, in 2007, he released a follow-up to The Game, Rules of the Game, a two-book boxed set. Strauss has continued to be involved with pickup artistry through his dating coaching company Stylelife Academy, most of the coaching is done by employed coaches, rather than Strauss himself, though he does make appearances at yearly conferences and in some video products sold by the company. In 2012, Strauss released a board game/party game as a follow up to The Game, on August 31,2013, Strauss married the model Ingrid De La O, whom he met in 2010. Before the wedding, he held a bachelors party, laying to rest his Style persona. In March 2015, Strauss had a child and shared it on his website, along with information on his new book, The Truth, An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships, which was released on October 13,2015