TaglineNews and "stuff" for two affluent Chicago suburbs
Year Founded2008
Type or CoverageGeneral
Type or CoverageHyperlocal
CityLake Bluff
CityLake Forest
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Revenue SourcesSponsorships
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)0
Staff Size (Editorial)2-5
Active Volunteers1-10
AffiliationsFounding member of Local Indpendent Online News trade group.
Mappin LocationLake Bluff - Illinois
Mappin LocationLake Forest - Illinois
Principal StaffAdrienne Fawcett
Principal StaffMike Conklin
Principal StaffCyn S.Mycoskie
DescriptionWhen in 2006 Adrienne Fawcett moved to Lake Bluff Illinois a leafy suburb thirty-five miles north of downtown Chicago the local news scene was in repose. “I felt the people I was talking to in the community had a better sense of what was going on than the media covering the community” she remembers. At the time the town of 5722 was primarily covered by the Lake Forester an unhurried weekly newspaper known for its high school sports coverage its well-thumbed police blotter and its opinion columnist an elderly resident fond of concluding his pieces with the phrase “See you next week… maybe!”
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