Susan Smith Richardson, Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, and Marguerite Horberg

Susan Smith Richardson is the editor and publisher of The Chicago Reporter, a non-profit investigative news organization that focuses on race, poverty and income inequality. Richardson previously worked at several publications across the country, including The Texas Observer, the Chicago Tribune, Austin American-Statesman and Sacramento Bee.

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein blogs about books and life, is a writer, a lecturer at Columbia Columbia College and the former database and investigative editor at Hoy, the Chicago Tribune's Spanish-language newspaper. He has returned to Evanston after living in Santiago, Chile, where taught as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Diego Portales.

Marguerite Horberg is an activist and music impressario, founder of the dearly missed Hot House.