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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 to our founding in 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
Dan Goetz
Publisher, The Times, News Tribune & Bureau County Republican
Jennifer Heintzelman
Publisher Sauk Valley Media Group
Jim Ringness
General Manager, Northwest Herald
Craig Mittag
General Manager/Advertising Director for Creston Publishing Co, Clarke Co Publishing and Adair Co Free Press
John Sahly
Shaw Media Digital Editor
Rebecca Meyer
Consumer Sales and Marketing Director
Brad Hanahan
Advertising Director - Inside Sales & Promotions
Ben Draper
Digital Subscriptions Director
Joe Biesk
Managing Editor