Taking a risk

The honor roll of early investors

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From a full-page ad in WEDNESDAY JOURNAL, Aug. 5, 1981:

"The people who own this newspaper don't live in New York City. They live next door.

"Maybe not right next door. But somewhere in your neighborhood of Oak Park and River Forest lives one of the people who own WEDNESDAY JOURNAL. It's a diverse group of more than 50 people. What brought them together? The simple belief that people in Oak Park and River Forest wanted a newspaper packed with local news and which put a premium on good writing, tight editing and stylish graphic design.

"And a newspaper that is decidedly independent in outlook and decidedly locally owned.

"Want to know which of your neighbors owns a part of the JOURNAL?

"Here's the list:

Burt and Louise Anderson, Gerald and Gloria Ashe, Boone and Jean Brackett, Sharon Britton, Sandra Burns, Tom Castro, Dick and Mary Davis, Malcolm and Catherine Deam, John Dennis, Bob and Barbara Downs, David Drechsler, Mary Duffy, First United Church, Lillian Flowers, Vladimir Flowers, Nancy Follett, John Giura, Hubert Helfer, Susan Helfer, Pat and Mary Lee Janis, Erik Jensen, Wallace and Bobbie Kirkland, John and Barbara Mullarkey, Phil and Ariel O'Hara, Jon and Mary Olson, Paul and Barbara Oppenheim, John and Verna Orndorff, Ed and Kathy Panschar, Professional Information Research, Sue Rizzo, Robert K. Downs & Associates Ltd., Al Rossell, Bonnie Rossell, Paul Schlacks, Eleanor Selhanek, Nick Sinadinos, Frances Sullivan, Ben Thomas, Robert and Katherine Trezevant, Joanne Turko, Kay Vilven, Paul Wasserman, Rupert and Mary Wenzel, Herb and Claudette Zobel.

"Homegrown is best."

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