Bill Barnhart spent the bulk of his life as a journalist, first with the Chicago based 'City News Bureau,' then with the 'Suburban Tribune,' during the administration of Dan Walker from 1973 to 1976. For the last two years of the Walker administration, Barnhart worked as the paper's statehouse reporter in Springfield. Following that assignment, Barnhart went on to work as a business reporter and columnist, most of that with the Chicago 'Tribune.' See his complete interview at the 'Illinois Statecraft - Journalists' View' web page.
Interview Session 01 (Audio)
Early life and work at the Suburban (Chicago) Tribune
Interview Session 02 (Audio)
Dan Walker administration and early business reporting
The entire interview with Bill Barnhart at the Illinois Statecraft - Journalists' View web page.