Ralph Zahorik was a reporter, copy editor and city editor during the more than 30 years he worked at The News-Sun in Waukegan. He has been active in Chicago Newspaper Guild and the labor movement since the 1970s. He was Waukegan unit chair for 15 years and has been a delegate to the local executive board, a local officer and a delegate to the Guild’s national conventions and the Northeastern Illinois Federation of Labor. the AFL-CIO central labor body covering Lake and McHenry counties. He served as trustee and treasurer on the federation’s executive board.
Zahorik is a native of Chicago. He was raised in Iowa and is a graduate of the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He lives in Waukegan and has two grown children.