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Local Newspaper Chain Ends 15-Year Run

A man walks by a newsstand set up at the side of the road. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

A suburban newspaper chain has ended a 15 year run due to an advertiser drought brought on by the coronavirus. 22nd Century Media ran 14 newspapers in the Chicagoland area with several located in Will County with a focus on hyper local news and sports coverage. Approximately 40 people have lost their jobs including 20 Newsroom positions. Subscribers are expected to receive a full refund for their print or online subscriptions. 22nd Century Media ran the following papers in Will County: The Frankfort Station, The Homer Horizon, The Lockport Legend, The Mokena Messenger, The New Lenox Patriot.


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