December 23, 2013 Last Updated 7:37 am

Shaw Media to acquire Joliet Herald-News from Wrapports

Publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times to unload paper to suburban chain

Crain’s Chicago Business reported Sunday that Wrapports LLC, the media company that owns the Chicago Sun-Times, will be selling the Joliet Herald-News to Shaw Media, the publisher of the Northwest Herald, and other suburban papers.

The sale may be the first of several to occur as Wrapports unwinds its suburban holdings. The chain, once owned by Copley, includes the Pioneer Press local newspapers, as well as the Naperville Sun and Aurora Beacon-News, papers that could be attractive to its other suburban competitors.

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