Bio: Chi-an is a graduate of Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University with a concentration in new media. She helped launch atyourlibrary.org, a website dedicated to raising public awareness of libraries for the American Library Association. She has served as editor for the site as well as Discovery, an internal magazine for board members, staff and volunteers of YMCA of USA.
Her works have appeared in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, the Daily Herald, Northwest Indiana Times, Chicago Reader, Xinhua News Agency and Taiwan Headlines. For more of her works visit: www.chianchang.com. Having spent her life living in Taiwan, England, America and Japan, she appreciates technological advancements that help her stay in touch with the people she loves around the world.
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Politics: I don't have any political affiliations and believe in supporting whoever is most effective at getting things done.
Religion: The only religious connection I have is to the Catholic kindergarden I attended as a toddler. But other than that I grew up in a family that respected all religions but did not belong to any.
Local Hot Button Issues: The preservation of the the Libertyville Brainerd Community Center, easing traffic congestion from the Metra stop, making the Sports Complex profitable and family-related news are all hot-button issues in Libertyville. Where do I stand on these issues? I'm neutral on them and believe in sharing the information so readers can decide for themselves.