Thursday, March 15, 2007

Chain that owns Macomb paper buys Peoria daily

The media company that owns the Macomb Journal, dailies in Canton, Monmouth, Kewanee and Pekin and weeklies -- plus hundreds of newspapers across the country -- is buying the Peoria Journal Star, Galesburg Register-Mail and other publications from Copley Press.
GateHouse Media plans to finalize the purchase next month.
Here's the company's story, as it appeared in Monmouth's Daily Review Atlas -
Here's the Register-Mail's take on the transaction, written by John Pulliam -
And here's a second-day follow-up from the Journal Star, with reassurances from GateHouse -

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