Bob Benenson
Reboot Illinois Guest writer
Bob Benenson is a veteran political journalist. He spent 30 years covering national elections and politics -- and closely following Illinois campaigns -- for Congressional Quarterly in Washington, D.C., including 11 years as politics editor (1998-2009). Since moving to Chicago in 2011, Benenson has kept an eye on the local political scene while expanding his writing portfolio to issues relating to food and drink, including sustainability, entrepreneurship and artisanship. A native of the New York City area, Benenson lives in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood. He is a proud graduate of Michigan State University (B.A. in telecommunications) and recently served as president of MSU's Chicago alumni club.