I’m Adam, a freelance writer and editor based in Chicago. I grew up in the city’s south suburbs and graduated with university honors from the University of Michigan in 2007.
Since jumping out on my own, I’ve written about men’s college basketball, the growth of hardcourt bike polo, the death of 16-inch softball, an iconic baseball manager, a French tennis legend, a female pitcher who fanned Babe Ruth, the hairy barnstorming baseball team she eventually played on, and Chicago pols like Rahm Emanuel and Will Burns, among other things. I also maintain a personal blog about history, culture, and sports that I try to update as often as I can. You might enjoy my posts on the first commercial airline, a mysterious murder in a Chicago nightclub, a famous high school basketball record, and the 1890 U.S. Census.
Between 2008 and 2011, I reported and blogged for Progress Illinois, writing extensively on state and city government. (The state budget was my hobby horse.) In 2010, our editorial team won a Studs Terkel Community Media Award, which was pretty great. Before PI, I contributed frequently to In These Times, where I covered the labor movement, education, and electoral organizing and was named senior editor.
If you’d like to hire me or pay me handsomely to write something for you, don’t hesitate to reach out.