Government Gone Wrong: R.J. Nelson and Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve in conversation with Mark Jacob

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In “Dirty Waters: Confessions of Chicago’s Last Harbor Boss,” R. J. Nelson writes about moving from his work as a college chaplain into the choppy waters of Chicago politics during his time as the “last harbor boss” of the Chicago Park District.”  In “Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America’s Largest Criminal Court,” Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve reflects on her 10 years observing court proceedings and the “school-to-prison pipeline.” The two authors will discuss corruption, injustice and the “Chicago Way” with Chicago Tribune Metro Editor Mark Jacob, who is the co-author of books on photography, baseball, Chicago history and the American Revolution

Saturday, June 10, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Jones College Prep/4th Floor/4038

Mark Jacob

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Mark Jacob (Interviewer)

Mark Jacob, the Chicago Tribune's metro editor, is the co-author of books on photography, baseball, Chicago history, and the American Revolution. He created the Tribune's popular "10 Things You Might Not Know" trivia feature. Jacob co-wrote "Treacherous Beauty," the first biography of Peggy Shippen, Benedict Arnold's wife and co-conspirator.

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Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve

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Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve

Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve is a Professor at Temple University and a NAACP Image Award Nominee for her book, "Crook County." She has provided legal commentary for MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show, NBC News, CNN, NPR, The Chicago Tribune and The New York Times.

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R.J. Nelson

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R.J. Nelson

R. J. Nelson is a former superintendent of special services and director of harbors and marine services for the Chicago Park District, positions he held from 1987 to 1993. He is also the retired CEO of the Hammond (Indiana) Port Authority. He lives in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago.

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