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Jack Beary, American journalist, educator, county official. Recipient Peter Lisagor award for Exemplary Journalism, Chicago Headline Club, 1994.


Beary, Jack was born on June 10, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of John Thomas Beary and Kathleen Mary Beary (Reardon).


Bachelor in Political Science, Benedictine University, 1973. Master of Arts in Public Affairs Reporting, University Illinois-Springfield, 1974. Master of Arts in Political Science, University Illinois-Chicago, 2003.


Assignment editor WBBM-television-television, Chicago, 1982—1985. Reporter United Press International, 1985—1990, Daily Southtown Newspaper, Chicago, 1990—1996. Public information officer Cook County government, 1996—1997.

Press secretary president's office Cook County Board, 1997—2002. Public information officer City of Chicago, 2002—2004. Adjunct instructor St. Petersburg College, Florida, 2005, Pasco-Hernando Community College, Spring Hill, since 2005.

Delaware member 1972 Model United Nations, New York, New York, 1972—1973.