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Authentic local community journalism reporting on the West Side of Chicago and its near west suburbs


We connect citizens, through community journalism, to promote civil discourse, thriving communities, and a vibrant democracy. We do this by: producing trusted journalism rooted in facts; providing open platforms to highlight diverse opinions and promote civic discourse; convening, listening to and sharing voices seldom heard in our neighborhoods to inform and connect communities with authentic journalism; collaborating with other newsrooms and nonprofits to expand our impact.

About our journalism

For over 40 years, Growing Community Media publications have produced trusted local community journalism. Journalism that holds local leaders and institutions accountable and records and celebrates everyday life in our covered communities.


Oak Park, IL, USA



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