Friends of the Chicago River – Chicago River Museum

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Friends of the Chicago River

Jerome Eberle has spent more than 15 years as a professional businessman, having served as an admissions counselor and then worked in the publishing industry for over a decade. Jerome Eberle has also contributed to several different publications, including writing reviews for Booklist Magazine, a journal dedicated to book reviews. In addition to his involvement with Catholic charities, he supports Friends of the Chicago River.

Friends of the Chicago River is an organization created in 1979 to help improve the quality and health of the Chicago River. By looking after the river system, the group helps to improve the quality of life for those that live, work, and play around the River. The efforts of Friends of the Chicago River impact the entire 156-mile span of the river and help to restore the habitats in and around the waterway.

Friends of the Chicago River works together with community groups and municipalities to benefit the river and keep the area prospering and ecologically sound. The Friends group has made a number of improvements along the river, including the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum, a landmark designed to celebrate the construction of Chicago’s movable bridges and provide tours of the historic bridgehouse.


Friends of the Chicago River Given Award by Lake County

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Friends of the Chicago River

Jerome Eberle was an editor for the adult books section for the American Library Association with Booklist Magazine. In this position, he assigned books to reviewers while receiving incoming ones. He also made sure everything met deadlines. Outside of his professional life, Jerome Eberle is involved with the Friends of the Chicago River.

The Friends of the Chicago River was honored in January 2017 for efforts to improve the river’s quality of water while restoring and bettering the Chicago River system. The Friends of the Chicago River was given the Education, Outreach and Media Award from the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission.

The executive director of the Friends of the Chicago River mentioned that getting the public interested in ways that storm water management can be improved and why they should try to find solutions was a crucial component of its public outreach. It also helps individuals understand how the river system works and affects all of those who depend on it. Conserving water and making sure that sewers do not overflow are other important part of the non-profit’s efforts.

A Few Important Chicago Manual of Style Rules to Remember

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Chicago Manual of Style

A Chicago-based professional, Jerome Eberle possesses more than a decade of experience in the editorial field. Jerome Eberle has worked for organizations including the American Library Association, where he served as a publishing assistant and honed his skills in using the Chicago Manual of Style.

When editing a document or publication using the Chicago Manual of Style, consider the following rules.

Odds: When writing odds, you should view them as ratios. Use a colon between the numbers and do not include spaces. You may also utilize the word “to” in place of a colon; spaces must be included if using this format. Numerical values between zero and 100 may be spelled out.

Author-Date Citation: Utilized by many publications in the science field, a citation that documents sources by author and date includes cited text within the body of the content. The cited text is then followed by the author’s name and date of their work enclosed in parenthesis. To provide further bibliographic information, you must include a full list of references with the publication.

Titles: In the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style, a comma should follow a title that ends with an exclamation point or question mark if the punctuation would naturally appear in the sentence. If a title uses headline-style and contains a hyphenated word, the first letter of the second word must be uppercase.

New Chloride Standards for the Chicago River

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Friends of the Chicago River

Jerome Eberle is a publishing professional who earned his bachelor’s degree from North Park University in Chicago, Illinois. Outside of work, Jerome Eberle engages in charitable activities that include involvement with Friends of the Chicago River.

The only organization focusing exclusively on the Chicago River, Friends was founded in 1997 and works to improve the health of the river for the benefit of all. The organization’s work involves the entire 156-mile stretch of the river and the corresponding watershed area.

One of its recent advocacy efforts dealt with the level of chloride in the river. Salt is heavily used by municipalities across the Chicago River watershed during the winter to combat the snow and ice that causes dangerous road conditions. The salt eventually finds its way into the river system as the snow melts and drains into the river. The accumulation of salt or chloride has harmed the river system, producing a toxic environment for fish and other wildlife.

Friends and its environmental partners advocated for new river chloride standards. The new chloride standards were approved in August 2015 by the Illinois Pollution Control Board. During the winter months, it is at 1,500 milligrams per liter (mg/l) and during the summer it is at 500 mg/l. It will be 500 mg/l throughout the year after 2018.

Catholic Charities of Chicago’s 25th Annual Blossoms of Hope Brunch

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Catholic Charities

Chicago, Illinois resident Jerome Eberle is a former publishing assistant for Booklist Magazine, a book review journal of the American Library Association. Jerome Eberle enjoys supporting charitable organizations, and regularly contributes to Catholic Charities.

Catholic Charities is an organization that has been active for over 98 years with more than 150 programs in the Chicago area alone. One of these programs is Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide, or LOSS, a free, non-denominational program created for the support of those grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide. Each year, Catholic Charities of Chicago holds a Blossoms of Hope Brunch to benefit LOSS.

On April 24, 2016, the 25th annual Blossoms of Hope Brunch will be held at Drury Lane in Oakbrook, Illinois. It will include a brunch from Drury Lane, and opportunities for guests to win prizes through a Pick-A-Prize, Raffle, and Wine Grab. Dr. David Clark will be presented with the 2016 Charles T. Rubey Award during the brunch for his extensive academic work and research in the field of suicide studies.

Free Webinars from Booklist Magazine for Readers and Writers

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A graduate of North Park University, Jerome Eberle served as an admission counselor at the university while completing his degree. After graduating, Jerome Eberle spent several years as a publishing assistant for the American Library Association’s Booklist Magazine.

A magazine with book reviews, Booklist also offers educational webinars on its website at Previous webinars through Booklist include Staff Favorites from Penguin Random House Library Marketing, New Multicultural Titles for Children and Teens, and Fresh Picks for the Common Core. All of them touch upon books and reading in some way, providing everything from recommendations for books to tips for creativity.

These free webinars also educate viewers in areas such as the role of a literary agent. In April of 2015, the webinar titled The Gateway to Author Engagement at Your Library and Beyond appeared on the Booklist site with information about working with a literary agent and establishing bonds between readers and authors.

Writing Mistakes to Look for When Editing

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Jerome Eberle earned an English degree from North Park University, where he completed his undergraduate studies, and has held editorial positions for more than a decade. Among other companies, Jerome Eberle worked for the American Library Association, copy editing book reviews for proper punctuation, grammar, and spelling.

Editors frequently find that writers have difficulty with sentence structure and punctuation. A common mistake involves run-on sentences. The excessive use of semicolons or a lot of commas and conjunctions is a red flag. Breaking down such constructions to create stand-alone sentences is the solution and helps creates clarity for the reader.

Another area of concern is the use of the proper verb tense and consistent verb tenses in a list. Verbs have six tenses: simple present, present perfect, simple past, past perfect, future, and future perfect. Choosing the right tense avoids ambiguity and establishes unity of time. For example, stating that an instructor “taught for 10 years” indicates that he or she is no longer teaching. Conversely, a sentence that states that he or she “has taught for 10 years” indicates that the individual worked in the profession for a decade and continues to teach. Grammatically, when listing actionable steps, a writer should use the same verb tense throughout the entire sentence.