Chicago Defender Audio Articles

The Chicago Defender & Has teamed up to present “Audio Articles” hosted by


Join Glenn Reedus for his show Entitled “The City”. A new radio show that will keep you informed on the latest news and information affecting our community. Every Thursday 1pm – 2pm (CST)

Glen Broadcast his show every week LIVE from the Chicago Defender Building located 4445 S King Dr, Chicago, IL

Chicago native Glenn Reedus is the father of three 20-something sons, as well as an award-winning journalist. Reedus, who also is the former managing editor of both the Chicago Crusader and the Chicago Defender newspapers, has been a reporter, business reporter, and metro editor at daily newspapers in Waterloo, Iowa; Pontiac, MI, and Toledo, Ohio. Reedus was the founder of a hyper-local online newspaper serving Chicago’s South Suburbs.


He was a recipient of a new media fellowship from the Newspaper Association of America, and was named a Herbert J. Davenport Fellow in Economic Reporting at the University of Missouri-Columbia. His current journalism venture is DePriest Voters Chronicles (DVC) – an online newsletter focusing on politics in Chicago’s 17 predominantly Black wards. A spinoff of DVC is “Beyond the 17” a speakers bureau featuring elected officials and public policy professionals. You can read some of his work at


In addition to his journalism career, Reedus has a successful background as political campaign manager, strategist and consultant, with a speciality in communications, including online content.


Currently, an independent journalist, his work focuses on political and educational research and writing. He also is pushing his technology passion these days by exploring how drones can be used to cover news in urban areas.


Reedus, a graduate of St. Ignatius College Preparatory School on Chicago’s West Side, and Creighton University in Omaha,  is married to Michelle Thomas.

Making A Difference

Every day, in communities across Chicago and the nation, individuals and organizations are creating a positive impact on those around them. They are taking the lead in fostering a better society, facilitating genuine community engagement, and putting the needs of others before their own.

Quite simply, they are “Making a Difference” as their actions and stories impact all of us.

Future Vision Entertainment & are proud to recognize these individuals and organizations with our “Making a Difference” show, which airs 12 noon (cst)

Each week, LaMont Watts & Kimberly Johnson will profile an organization or individual making a recognizable, positive difference in their community.

Our goal is to share the stories of individuals and organizations making a positive difference regardless of its size or reach. The positive impact could be as far-reaching as working to create change through partnerships with local governments, or as simple as helping improve the quality of life for families and individuals in the local community.

Most importantly, we want to tell the stories that you, our listeners, and our local communities feel have an impact. We want to share the stories of your family, friends, and neighbors who are making a difference to those around them. If you know somebody you feel is “Making a Difference”, please submit a nomination by sending an email to We’d love to hear their story and perhaps feature them on one of our weekly segments.