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General Information

Name:  Robert Wiedrich  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1927 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Robert Wiedrich was born and lived his entire life in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Robert grew up in Chicago and was a News reporter for many years for the Chicago Tribune, where he started in 1950. He was one of the original watchdog reporters who went after Chicago's corrupt politicians and mobsters.The Tribune reporter and columnist exposed mob enterprises and police corruption and went on to become one of the most influential newspapermen of his time.

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