Renowned Author Tapped to Lead Local Blog

This week, The City of Lake Forest announced a new partnership with David Sweet, a celebrated local author, to serve as editor at large for the new Lake Forest Love blog.

Lake Forest Love, an initiative of the City of Lake Forest’s marketing campaign, is a new online platform that aims to grow appreciation for those who live and work in Lake Forest by sharing stories, narratives, and photos from writers and artists within the community.

The marketing campaign is being led by a committee of local volunteers, and is championed by Alderman Jennifer Karras, First Ward Alderman in the City of Lake Forest who shared her excitement on this new partnership.

“Attracting David to join Lake Forest Love as its editor at large confirms the value of and excitement around the City’s new blog,” said Karras. “David is one of the area’s most respected journalists and his involvement ensures our new digital publication will cover the breadth and depth of stories across our incredibly special community.”

In this part-time role, Sweet will write and edit stories and generate story ideas to create an active, compelling site that appeals to all Lake Foresters.

"There are so many interesting, untold stories in Lake Forest,” Sweet said. “We’re looking forward to highlighting those in the community whose contributions really stand apart.”

Sweet served as editor of the Lake Forester for nine years and helped launch The North Shore Weekend. He grew up in Lake Forest and lives here now with his wife and children. Sweet is the author of Three Seconds in Munich: The Controversial 1972 Olympic Basketball Final and Lamar Hunt: The Gentle Giant Who Revolutionized Professional Sports. He launched columns for and and has written articles for the Los Angeles Times and other publications.

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