The Press: Editor Emeritus

Charles Henry Dennis went to work on the Chicago Daily News less than a year after he graduated from the University of Illinois in 1881. He started as a night police reporter, was soon covering murder trials at the Criminal Courts Building. Later he was assigned to the anarchist uprisings that preceded the Haymarket riots. Like other Newsmen, he wrote his stories in longhand, warmed his shins at the fat-bellied stove in the "local" room.

A year after Dennis joined the News, a young man named Eugene Field got a job on the...

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