Our Writers


Ray HananiaRay Hanania

Managing Editor
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Steve MetschSteve Metsch

Senior Editor
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Steve Neuhaus

Senior Photographer, Writer
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Aaron HananiaAaron Hanania

Student Affairs editor, writer, videographer
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David OrmsbyDavid Ormsby

Writer, author, media consultant
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Our staff of writers is growing. If you are interest in joining us as an author, contributing writer and blogger, contact Ray Hanania at rghanania@gmail.com with your bio and experience and the topics you wish to focus on and write about.


Gustavo Rosales

Writer, editor, videographer

Gustavo RosalesGustavo Rosales is a former Spanish-language TV reporter and editor who currently freelances articles in English and Spanish on issues in Chicago, the Chicago suburbs and Illinois.

Rosales has a specialty of covering Hispanic Community issues in both English and Spanish and producing videos of his writings and interviews.


Rosemaria DiBenedetto

Rosemaria DiBenedettoWriter, blogger, media consultant

Rosemaria DiBenedetto is a veteran writer and editor and president of Newsmakers Inc.

DiBenedetto covers the South and Southwest regions of Chicagoland and can be reached at: rosemaria@newsmakersinc.com



Mary Compton

Writer, photographer, media consultant

Mary Compton is an experienced photojournalist with a long career in Chicago and south suburban newspapers and websites.

Compton has been recognized by several professional organizations with awards, and I enjoy seeing smiles when people receive my pictures. She photographed President Barack Obama (when he was still a senator), as well as George W. Bush and Bill Clinton (both when they were presidents). She also shot major floods, manhunts for escaped convicts, sports events, pet blessings at a church, youth theater, several Veterans Day ceremonies and an array of other events. Give her a challenge and she’ll get you the photos you want.

Email Mary Compton at: mcomptonphotos0509@att.net