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Publisher’s note


Dan Haley

Chicago Parent has just celebrated the departure of its third editor in the 17 years our company has owned this wonderful magazine. As you may have noticed on page six, Susy Schultz has accepted a new post in the world of foundations and women's advocacy.

Susy has been our editor and associate publisher for almost five years. During those years, Chicago Parent has grown in size and strengthened in editorial quality and ambition. That's Susy's work and her vision. A noted Chicago journalist when she first arrived here as associate editor, Susy has shaped the magazine to reflect her passions for family, the wonder and the reality of being a Chicago family, and the power of a magazine to tell stories that inspire, inform and shape discussion.

We know the impact she has had through our connections with readers who are moved and motivated by this magazine. And while awards are always a fickle measure, there is something positive afoot when peers name a magazine as the very best in its industry, as Parenting Publications of America has done for Chicago Parent for the past two years.

As the publisher of Chicago Parent, I can say that Susy has been a great and challenging colleague and a good friend. She had great goals for this magazine and brought enormous energy to attaining them. Chicago Parent is a better magazine for her efforts.

Next month a new editor will introduce herself or himself in these pages. A new era will start at Chicago Parent with equal fervor for speaking to, for and with parents across Chicagoland. While the magazine, and its siblings at Chicago Baby and Going Places, will inevitably change a bit to reflect the interests and passions of that new editor, our mission of being a voice and a resource for Chicago families continues unchanged.

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