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Paul Lisnek

Alter Ego

After four successful decades as a lawyer, jury consultant, professor, and currently, WGN-TV’s political analyst, Paul Lisnek, ’80 LAS, MA ’80 LAS, JD ’83, PHD ’86 LAS, decided to give fiction a whirl. In...

John Cannon

Trades Man

He’s got a job as big as Idaho itself. From Twin Falls to Coeur d’Alene, John G. Cannon, ’91 ACES, EDM ’94, brings vocational education to the high schools of the state. An associate...

Aakrit Vaish and Swapan Rajdev

Client Retainers

Common business wisdom holds that it takes months to find a customer—and seconds to lose one. Two Illini have created a better way for businesses to keep their customers through an artificial intelligence-powered, conversational...

Class Notes Profile: Tax Consultant

As president of the nonprofit, nonpartisan research and advocacy group Taxpayers Federation of Illinois since 2012, Carol Portman,’84 ACES, has grown accustomed to testifying before legislative committees of the Illinois Senate and House of...

Righteous Runner

Sister Stephanie Baliga, ’10 LAS, is fast as well as faithful. The former Illini track and cross country runner previously completed a full marathon in 2 hours and 53 minutes—an elite pace of six...

One in a million

The November presidential vote might have confirmed a deep rift in the American psyche, but in Chicago, there was total unanimity. With the possible exception of corrupt politicians, anyone who has ever watched TV...

Foodies

The adage that “too many cooks spoil the broth” does not apply if they are U of I alumni working for Chicago-based meal service company Tovala. “You hire from within your network because they...