Birthday: May 8
Bio: Jessica Rosenberg is a Hinsdale native who, after graduating from Hinsdale Central High School, spent several years living and studying in upstate New York, Mexico, Canada and Ecuador. She earned a Masters Degree in journalism from Columbia College Chicago and went on to publish articles in the Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine, Chicago Innerview, La Raza and ChicagoTalks.org. Jessica's broadcast experience includes producing TV and radio programs aired on CAN TV and WNUA 95.5 for the Community Media Workshop. Most recently, Jessica came from CAN TV where she produced live programs and wrote content for Chicago's diverse nonprofit community.
Some of Jessica's proudest moments as a young journalist are meeting Studs Terkel, interviewing one of her favorite writers, Rick Kogan and seeing her name in the production credits of Chicago Tonight – washing Phil Ponce and Carol Marin's coffee mugs as a lowly intern at WTTW wasn't too bad either.
She currently lives in Burr Ridge and enjoys playing with Melvin, the family dog, and watching reruns of Lost. And yes, Nancy Savaiano Rosenberg, is her mom.
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How would you describe your political beliefs?
Are you registered with a certain party?
I consider myself an independent. Some democratic ideologies mesh with my morals, and some conservative takes on government make more sense to me. Ultimately, I believe in personal responsibility and empowering individuals to better their lives. Not everyone was as fortunate as me to grow up in a safe community and have the chance to go to the great schools I did. But with the right opportunity and the right mind-set, I believe any individual can rise above their circumstances.
How religious would you consider yourself? (casual, observant, devout, non religious)
I consider myself spritual, but not religious. I was confirmed at the Hinsdale Covenant Church and studied philosophy and world religions in college. I appreciate and respect all religions but haven't the found the right spiritual community of which to be a part.
Local Hot-Button Issues
What do you think are the most important issues facing the community?
Where do you stand on each of these issues?
As a runner and dog-walker, I'd like to see more sidewalks in Burr Ridge. I'd also like to see the resolution of the Saia Trucking Company issue - whether the property is annexed or not, the residents in the surrounding communities deserve to enjoy the peace and quiet Burr Ridge affords. Both of these issues have been ongoing and as they develop, we'll be updating you.