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SABEW mourns the loss of former SABEW President Bill Barnhart

SABEW is extremely saddened to report that past president (2001) William “Bill” Barnhart passed away over the July 4th weekend.

Barnhart was with the Chicago Tribune for 26 years. He began his career in journalism in 1970 as a police reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago wire service. Later, Bill covered state and local politics in Springfield and the Chicago suburbs. In addition to the Tribune, he worked as a business writer for the former Chicago Daily News and Chicago Sun-Times.

SABEW sends its condolences to Bill’s family, journalism colleagues, and many friends inside and outside the industry.

You can donate in memory of Bill to SABEW’s Second Century Fund.  This fund was created by the past presidents of SABEW to help sustain the organization’s future.

Remembrances by SABEW leaders