...The Rest of The Story

From: Gail Gill

Gail Gill grew up in Rogers Park where she attended St. Margaret Mary’s school before going on to Sacred Heart, then St. Scholastica High Schools. Next studying English and Education at Barat College, Lake Forest before gaining an M.A. from Northern Illinois University in Adult Education.

Gail taught in the Chicago Public Schools in the 1960s, took time to raise two children before going on to teach local geography at Harold Washington to the benefit of future Chicago cabbies where she also met Bill Locke in the library. He invited her to attend CCSAH meetings.

She moved to Truman College to teach ESL for nearly a decade. Gail recalls being inspired at age 14 by a first visit to The Rookery. Gail found time to be a docent at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, then a greeter at the Cultural Center and professional tour guide, from Lincoln Park to Hyde Park.

She and Tom Leahy have organized the CCSAH ‘tops of buildings’ tours. Her hobbies involve winning regularly at bridge and poker while starting the Planet Action Community group on sustainability in their retirement home in Evanston.

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