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General Information

Name:  Lois Wille  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 1931 in Chicago


Illinois Connection

Lois Wille was born in Chicago and raised in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Lois spent her entire 35-year newspaper career in Chicago. She was a reporter on the Chicago Daily News from 1956 to 1977. In 1978, Lois went to work for the Chicago Sun-Times until 1984. She then went to the Chicago Tribune and from 1987 until her retirement in May of 1991, she was editorial page editor of the Tribune.

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-- Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for Public Service 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. Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for Editorial Writing in 1989 for her editorial writing as the editorial page editor for the ''Chicago Tribune''.