About the Author

Lois Wille won the Pulitzer Prize in 1963 for a series of Chicago Daily News articles covering the refusal of public health agencies in Chicago and Cook County to provide contraceptive services for indigent women. In 1989 she received her second Pulitzer Prize, this time for editorial writing as the editorial page editor for the Chicago Tribune. She is the author of Forever Open, Clear and Free: The Struggle for Chicago's Lakefront. She retired in 1991 as the editorial page editor of the Chicago Tribune.