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Beginning of the end

Herald News Office to Close as Sun-Times Targets 'Inefficiencies'

When it's no longer efficient to report local news from its source - the Joliet area - it no longer makes sense to keep the newspaper going as a discrete publication. Start saying your goodbyes to the Herald-News.

December 21, 2012 in Current Affairs, Joliet | Permalink


It should become a free community weekly and return to Joliet. Or someone should start one. Those seem to be profitable, at least from what I can tell from various Brooklyn neighborhoods and Apache Junction, AZ.

According to Wikipedia, it's printed in Chicago and then the papers are driven to NW Indiana to be distributed.

Posted by: Richard Grayson at Dec 25, 2012 6:29:21 AM

Indeed, it hasn't been printed in Joliet for many years, but at least the editorial staff was still local. The Herald News has effectively been dead for years already anyway - these days the print edition is mostly legal notices, advertising circulars and obituaries. And the shoddy journalism all but ensures that its circulation will continue to decline, thus forcing more cutbacks and even shoddier journalism, etc. Vicious cycle.

Posted by: Pete at Dec 26, 2012 8:56:51 AM