Bill Barnhart is a journalist and author. He is currently contributing editor at "Forward" magazine published by Metals Service Center Institute. Additionally, he recently published a book title "John Paul Stevens: An Independent Life," co-written by Gene Sclickman.
Barnhart was with the Chicago Tribune for 26 years. He began his career in journalism in 1970 as a police reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago wire service. Later he covered state and local politics in Springfield and the Chicago suburbs. In addition to the Tribune, he worked as a business writer for the former Chicago Daily News and Chicago Sun-Times.
Barnhart holds master's degrees in business administration and teaching from the University of Chicago. He received his bachelor's degree in English literature from Knox College in Galesburg in 1968. 
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