Heyworth, Farmer City and LeRoy, Ill.
Owner: Lee Enterprises
Effective: Oct. 27, 2010
biweekly weekly papers have closed; company officials said they were no longer profitable. “It came down to the financial sustainability of the products and we felt we could more effectively serve our readers in those three communities with The Pantagraph,” said Barry Winterland, general manager of Pantagraph Publishing Co., which is owned by Lee Enterprises. The Pantagraph is in Bloomington, Ill. It is unknown how many employees were laid off.
Source: The Pantagraph
Correction: The Heyworth Star, Farmer City Journal and LeRoy Journal were weekly papers, not biweekly as originally stated. (11.07.10)
Update: Per a comment below, at least four employees were laid off: the Heyworth Star and LeRoy Journal editors and two Farmer City Journal employees. (11.07.10)