13 April 2010

The Bill Daley Show  
An Interview with Ellen Warren
Tuesday, April 26, 5:30-8:30pm
19 South Wabash, 2d floor

Cocktails at 5:30, presentation 6:00-6:30 followed by discussion.
$40 includes drinks, two cigars, and sandwiches. 
Reservations are required.

Woody Allen once laughed at her jokes. Actor Jimmy Stewart picked her up off the floor.  And she is believed to be the only reporter President George W. Bush ever told, "F--- you!"   To be fair, this happened before he became president.  But that's another story.

Ellen Warren is a Chicago Tribune senior correspondent and columnist.  She writes a popular weekly shopping column and serves as the papers Answer Angel for reader questions on retail and consumer issues online and in print.

In her varied career, she has been a local, national political, congressional, Supreme Court, foreign and war correspondent. She's also been a feature writer, metro and features columnist and the first woman legman for the late, great Chicago columnist Mike Royko.  She has covered the White House, Chicago City Hall, the Middle East, the Super Bowl, opening day at Wrigley Field and many Democratic and Republican presidential campaigns.

Warren is a member of the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame (and youngest inductee) who started her career as a police reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago. That's the famed boot camp for reporters known for its slogan, "If your mother says she loves you, check it out.

Warren has a B.A. (with honors) in English literature from Penn State and was awarded the Universitys alumni fellow designation, the highest liberal arts college honor. She also holds a diplome detudes from La Sorbonne, University of Paris and an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Barat College.  Her stories have been collected in newspaper anthologies and she has been a guest lecturer in journalism at New York University graduate school, Northwestern University, Arizona State University and many others.   Warren's husband, Wade Nelson, is Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley's chief speech writer.  They have two sons, Ted Nelson and Emmett Nelson.

Coming up


Tuesday, May 11
Mark Warden, past president of Daley College, will talk about the history of two-year colleges in America.

Tuesday, May 25
Outdoors on the rooftop at QuotePro, weather permitting.

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ONE OF THE OLDEST AND greatest traditions of the city clubs of Chicago is the discussion of intellectual, social, legal, artistic, historical, scientific, musical, theatrical, and philosophical issues in the company of educated, bright, and appropriately provocative individuals, all under the beneficent influence of substantial amounts of tobacco and spirits.  The Cigar Society of Chicago embraces this tradition and extends it with its Informal Smokers, University Series lectures, and Cigar Society Dinners, in which cigars, and from time to time pipes and cigarettes, appear as an important component of our version of the classical symposium.  To be included in the Cigar Society's mailing list, write to the Secretary at CigarSociety@logicophilosophicus.org.