WBEZ & WGN interview Tom Geoghegan to discuss “Monticello”
Last week our client Tom Geoghegan spoke with Justin Kaufmann of “The Download on WGN Radio” and Jerome McDonnell, host of WBEZ’s “Worldview.” If you like modern politics, American history, and Chicago theater, you’ll want to listen to both of these excellent conversations. Weekend Passport: Jefferson and Racism (WBEZ) What would a.
Did Jefferson and Poe Collaborate in 1826? Tom Geoghegan’s new play imagines they did.
From Third Coast Review: What if Edgar Allen Poe, a new student and earnest young writer at the University of Virginia, went to Monticello in July 1826 to help Thomas Jefferson with an important task. It could have happened, says playwright Thomas Geoghegan, who conjures this event in his play Monticello, directed.
Monticello: A Play in Two Acts
In addition to our regular work with our public affairs clients, the team at Lackner/Andrews occasionally delves into the world of live theater. These days, we’re helping labor lawyer and longtime client Tom Geoghegan produce Monticello, his latest examination of democracy, freedom, and the fate of America. From the website: In Monticello,.
First Private Electric Bus Fleet in the Nation to Launch Service in Chicago
First Private Electric Bus Fleet in the Nation to Launch Service at Chicago’s Prudential Plaza and Aon Center The first zero-emissions private shuttle service in the U.S. will replace longstanding diesel-powered fleet. CHICAGO – 601W Companies, a New York-based private real estate investment company that owns both Prudential Plaza and Aon Center,.
CHANGE Illinois is creating a stronger, more inclusive democracy
The Independent Map Amendment is picking up steam in Illinois. With a favorable ruling this week, the era of ridiculous gerrymandering in Illinois may be over soon. CHANGE Illinois has been part of the fight for an Independent Map Amendment, as well as other campaigns to improve civic participation and strengthen democracy..
Lucas Museum lawsuit update
Last week, U.S. District Judge John Darra denied the city of Chicago’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit aimed to keep the Lucas Museum from being built on the city’s protected lakefront. Read the Chicago Tribune story here. The lawsuit was brought by Despres, Schwartz and Geoghegan Ltd. on behalf of Friends of.