Jerry Davich


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 [email protected]

Past articles

A day in the life of parents of children with autism

The Zdanky family just takes life one hour at a time. Read...


Unique program at Lurie Children's Hospital providing answers

Sexual development disorders are seen in up to 1 in 4,500 babies. Now, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago is helping to provide answers to their families' questions. Read...


Chicago mom finds son's behavior isn't what everyone thinks

Connor was on the verge of self-destruction, until a dentist took a look at his noisy breathing problem. Read...


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 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...


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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