On Friday, November 4, 2016
at The Union League Club
The First Friday Club of Chicago
Ms. Carol Marin and Ms. Mary Ann Ahern
NBC 5 Chicago
Addressing the topic
"The Finish Line Is in Sight!"
It has been neither a sprint nor a marathon. It has been an Ultra-Marathon that only the strongest athletes can endure. However, this "Ultra" involves politicians, not athletes. And, for most of us, crossing that finish line cannot come soon enough!
Political pundits, nearly every journalists and every adult across America, have said that we have never seen a race like this before. From the start line to that impending finish line are two of Chicago's finest journalists: Mary Ann Ahern and Carol Marin.
The First Friday Club is honored that they have accepted the invitation to address us on Friday, November 4th, a few days before those candidates cross the finish line.
Carol Marin and Mary Ann Ahern need no introduction to most of us. They have been in our homes for many, many years through the magic of television. Carol Marin, a graduate of Palatine High School, returned to Chicago in 1978 when she was hired by NBC 5 Chicago. Mary Ann Ahern, joined NBC 5 Chicago in 1989. She has reported on many of the Catholic stories in our city. In 1991, she was the first journalist to report on the priest sex/pedophile crisis. She has covered the stories of the lives and deaths of Cardinals and Popes.