Jerry Davich

Contributor

Jerry Davich has written thousands of stories, columns, and essays about myriad issues, people, and situations - including the last days of a woman with terminal cancer in a hospice; flying upside down in a U.S. Thunderbirds fighter jet at 9.2 G's; visiting New York City's Ground Zero just days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks; witnessing a coroner perform an autopsy; and skydiving out of a plane with a tape recorder in hand. Still, his goals remain the same: To shine a light on society's darkest corners, to offer a voice to the voiceless, and to profile ordinary people under extraordinary circumstances.

Along the way, Jerry has won more than 40 state or national awards from various journalism organizations, and he has recently completed his first book, "Connections: Everyone Happens for a Reason."

Jerry lives in Portage, Indiana, and never leaves home without his pen, his notebook and, most importantly, his curiosity.

E-mail Jerry at jrdavich@frontier.com

Past articles

Chicago dad realizes he must change his life or die

Jack O'Donnell knew his life needed to change. It was realizing he was slowly killing himself and might not be around to see his children grow up that finally got him moving--literally. Read...

 

Chicago mom raises kids, battles terminal illness

Read one mom's heartbreaking story of raising her children while slowly succumbing to the effects of ALS. Read...

 

A peek into the life of a Chicago area mom of 9, four with special needs

Tracy Balnis owns Rissi's Old Time Candy & Toys in Berwyn. But she's also raising nine children, four of whom have special needs. Read...

 

Chicago Bear Matt Forte holds his daughter like a football, and it's the cutest thing ever

Chicago Bear Matt Forte talks parenting, faith and football with Chicago Parent. Read...

 

Chicago family overcoming daughter's Apert syndrome

When Chris and Kerry Lynch's daughter Mary Cate was born, they found out she had Apert syndrome. Since then, the family has made it their mission to bring awareness to the rare condition.  Read...

 

Young moms take on breast cancer

Three moms of young children share how breast cancer changed their lives. Read...

 

Local parents trying to spread word about disorder that changed their lives

A Naperville family is trying to help others understand an often misdiagnosed disorder called PANDAS (pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections.) What you need to know. Read...

 

Help for Matthew

TV show brings to light little boy's plight Read...

 

Kids rocker Ralph's World plans two benefit concerts for Mitochondrial disease

Kids’ rocker Ralph Covert is hosting two benefit shows for one little girl, her family and other people with Mitochondrial disease.  Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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