Shaw Media is buying the NewsTribune (La Salle, Illinois) and the Illinois and Indiana AgriNews weekly publications from Catherine Miller and Miller Group Media. The sale was expected to close Sept. 1. Terms were not disclosed.
The acquisition of the publications adds to Crystal Lake-based Shaw's network of daily and weekly newspapers and specialty publications, which cover 15 counties across northern Illinois, as well as part of Iowa.
The company's daily newspaper holdings include LaSalle County's other five-day-a-week newspaper, The Times of Ottawa, as well as the Northwest Herald in Crystal Lake, The Herald-News in Joliet, Daily Chronicle in DeKalb, the Telegraph in Dixon and the Daily Gazette in Sterling.
“We are honored to be able to continue the legacy of the Miller family in the Illinois Valley,” Shaw President and CEO John Rung said. “The NewsTribune has established a high bar of journalistic standards, and its print and digital assets are a perfect fit for Shaw Media.”
Shaw Media has been privately owned by the Shaw family since its founding in Dixon by B.F. Shaw in 1851.