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We are the proud owners of the third oldest, continuously owned and operated family newspaper in the nation. Our legacy of success dates back more than 168 years to 1851. We are also the nation's 8th-largest newspaper publisher*.


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John Rung
President and Chief Executive Officer
Tom Shaw
Chief Product Officer
Don Bricker
Chief Operating Officer
Stacia Hahn
Chief Financial Officer
Dennis Anderson
Vice President of News & Content Development
Kevin Elder
Vice President of Operations & Shared Services
Jason Hegna
Vice President of Revenue
Bob Edwards
Vice President of Circulation
Karla Ahr
Director of Human Resources
Laura Shaw
Publisher, Daily Chronicle & Suburban Weekly Group
Steve Vanisko
Publisher, Joliet Herald-News
Rich Paulsen
Publisher, Creston News Advertiser
Dan Goetz
Publisher, The Times, News Tribune & Bureau County Republican
Jennifer Heintzelman
Publisher Sauk Valley Media Group
Jim Ringness
General Manager, Northwest Herald
Ryan Wells
General Manager, Suburban Weekly Group
Meredith Schaefer
Group Marketing & Events Director
Jon Styf
Senior News Editor
John Sahly
Shaw Media Digital Editor
Ben Draper
Consumer Marketing Director