CAPAG & Kristen McQueary on Chicago Politics March 31

CAPAG & Kristen McQueary on Chicago Politics March 31

65 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL

CAPAG forum on Chicago & Politics March 31

From 11:30 am until 2:30 pm

At Union League Club of Chicago

65 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL

Join CAPAG for a Candid Conversation with Kristen McQueary

“The type of candidate Democrats love to hate.” 

“Speaker Madigan – public servant, not prom king.” 

“The making of mushroom soup in Springfield.” 

“The double standard imposed on Rauner.” 

These are just some of the most recent headlines by Kristen McQueary, member of the Chicago Tribune editorial board. Kristen has covered Springfield since the election of Governor Rauner and writes extensively on the budget negotiations between the Speaker of the House, State Senate President, Governor and other legislative leaders.  

Join CAPAG for a candid conversation with Kristen as she

reflects on the state of our State. 

Friday, March 31st

11:30 a.m. - Networking | 12:00 p.m. - Luncheon & Program

Union League Club of Chicago | 65 West Jackson Boulevard | Chicago, IL 60654 


Kristen McQueary is a member of the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board. Her areas of focus include government, politics and education policy. Before joining the editorial board, she wrote a political column for the Sun-Times News Group’s SouthtownStar and covered Springfield for Chicago Public Radio and the Chicago News Cooperative, which published in The New York Times.

She is a frequent guest on WTTW Channel 11, WYCC In the Loop, WGN Radio, 890 WLS-AM, Beyond the Beltway and WIND-AM 560. She co-hosts a WGN podcast, “The Mincing Rascals,” and joins Tribune columnist John Kass on his podcast, “The Chicago Way.”

Her awards include the Chicago Tribune's Jones-Beck Award (2013, 2015); Sarah Brown Boyden Award; Chicago Journalists Association (2013), Associated Press First Place Award, column writing (2007); Peter Lisagor Award winner (2000, 2007).

Kristen lives on Chicago’s South Side with her husband, two children and adopted dog, Riley.

Kristen McQueary




Columnist, blogger at Illinois News Network
Ray Hanania is an award winning former Chicago City Hall political reporter and columnist who covered the beat from 1976 through 1992 (From Mayor Daley to Mayor Daley).

Hanania covered Chicago political beats including Chicago City Hall while at the Daily Southtown Newspapers (1976-1985) and later for the Chicago Sun-Times (1985-1992).

The recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, Hanania was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media;In 2009, he received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. Hananiaalso received two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and in 1990 was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.