Luncheon Program | Books That Inform Chicago Politics | Paris Schutz

  • 03/08/2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago


  • Program only, does not include the meal.
  • Speaker and speaker's guest; event administrator, A/V technician


We’re going out on a limb here, to guess that a least two or three Caxtonians have at some point tuned into WTTW on their televisions. When they did, they may have caught the popular program called Chicago Tonight — and seen interviews, features, or reporting by Paris Schutz. Perhaps they even dialed in to watch the Chicago Tonight interview about our own publication, Chicago By The Book. That was Mr. Schutz facilitating the conversation.

At our March luncheon he will be live and full size to describe influential books about Chicago politics that influenced him and his reporting, as well as to reveal how these classics are reflected in current events.

Schutz grew up in River Forest but headed into the city to attend high school at St. Ignatius before going to Syracuse’s highly regarded radio, television, and film school. His performance there won him an internship at WTTW — where he earned a spot on Chicago tonight (and even co-wrote the program’s theme song.)

Come to hear about the rough and tumble politics, aldermanic misdeeds, scandals, wiretaps and more that are all on his beat … as well as the books that inspired him to cover them.

March 8 Luncheon: Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Boulevard. Buffet opens at 11:30 am; program 12:30-1:30. Luncheon is $35. Program free but please let us know you’re coming. Reservations or cancellations for lunch by noon Wednesday the week of the luncheon. Reserve at, call 312-255-3710, or e-mail .


c/o The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, IL  60610

Tel: +1 (312) 255-3710