JEREMY GANTZ's abiding passions are biking, live jazz, politics, and craft beer and whiskey. His home base in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago enabled him to get the latest and most cutting-edge information on movie shoots in Chicago, as the next film in the Transformers franchise uses the Uptown Theatre for fiming. A Contributing Editor at In These Times and Shore magazine, he spends most daylight hours working in the City Colleges of Chicago's Communications Department.
CARRIE RODOVICH is a Merrillville-based stay-at-home mom to Madeline (6) and Maxwell (2). In her spare time, she works as a freelance writer for The Times of Northwest Indiana and Shore. She and her husband enjoy taking the kids to the park, to the zoo and to Chicago White Sox games. An avid reader, she is currently reading "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson for the first time and "Dinosaurs Love Underpants" by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort for the 900th time.
JOHN CAIN has served South Shore Arts as executive director since 1993 and the Northwest Indiana Symphony as executive director since 2008. He is the host of "Eye on the Arts," a weekly segment on Lakeshore Public Television evening news. He is an avid collector of American folk and outsider art, Chicago art from the WPA era to the present and American popular culture. John is now in his sixth decade of eating obscenely rich foods prepared by outstanding area chefs in settings both mysterious and familiar. As a result, his clothes have all been let out to the max and he is now taking Crestor daily.