Bill Savage is the distinguished senior lecturer in English at Northwestern University. He is the co-editor, with Paul Durica, of “Chicago by Day and Night: The Pleasure Seeker’s Guide to the Paris of America.”

Ald. Roderick Sawyer

Ald. Roderick Sawyer has lived all his life in Chicago’s 6th Ward, which he represents. He graduated from DePaul University and received his law degree from IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law. He belongs to many civic and charitable groups.

Valerie Sayers

Valerie Sayers is a professor of English at the University of Notre Dame. Her literary awards include a Pushcart Prize for fiction and a National Endowment for the Arts literature fellowship. She is the author of “The Powers.”

Mary Schmich

Mary Schmich is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Chicago Tribune. A collection of her columns, “The Best of Mary Schmich,” is available as an e-book and will soon be available in print.

Gary D. Schmidt

Gary D. Schmidt is a professor of English at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich. He is the author of the Newbery Honor-winning books “Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy” and “The Wednesday Wars,” and “Okay for Now,” which was a National Book Award finalist.

Jessica M. Scott

Jessica M. Scott is pursuing a master’s degree in fiction writing at Columbia College Chicago. Her work can be seen at Chicago Literati and Emerge Literary Journal.

Donna Seaman

Donna Seaman is a senior editor for Booklist. Her reviews, interviews and essays have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Creative Nonfiction and other publications.

The Second City

The Second City is a leading brand in improv-based sketch comedy with theaters in Chicago and Toronto, training centers in those cites as well as Hollywood, 11 touring ensembles, theatricals divisions and television and film operations.

Doug Seibold

Doug Seibold is the president and founder of Agate Publishing, which was established in 2003. Since 2012, Agate has partnered with the Chicago Tribune to publish e-books created from Tribune content under its Agate Digital imprint.

Alan Sepinwall

Alan Sepinwall has been writing about television for 17 years and currently writes the popular blog What’s Alan Watching? on His book “The Revolution Was Televised” was one of the first self-published works reviewed by The New York Times.

William Shunn