Address: 141 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, Illinois 60302
Phone: 708-524-8300
Circulation: Jill Wagner-jill@oakpark.com
Advertising Inquiries: Marc Stopeck-marc@oakpark.com

Andy Mead

Design & Production Manager

Andy has been a part of Wednesday Journal/Growing Community Media’s design department since 2005. He grew up in the Oak Park of the 70s, with 2 movie theaters, Summer camp at Hepzibah, buying records at the THREE record stores in town, and watching Lake St. get torn up and re-paved…several times!?


Debbie Becker

Editorial & Advertising Designer

After design school at UIUC, Debbie started out pasting up cookware catalogs, moved on to creating millions of 35mm slides for sales meetings (pre-PowerPoint). Using a computer at last, she made on-air news graphics for WBBM and WGN-TV. After becoming an Oak Parker and answering a classified ad she joined GCM in 1997.


Javier Govea

Editorial & Advertising Designer

With a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Javier has been working in the newspaper industry for the past 12 years. He has been part of the Growing Community Media design team since 2015. Javier grew up in the North Side of Chicago and enjoys catching a Cubs game at Wrigley Field.


Mark Moroney

Editorial & Advertising Designer

Mark joined GCM in 2014. Originally from the Bay State, he met his future wife – an Oak Park townie – as Peace Corps volunteers in Benin, West Africa. In his free time, he can be found fixing a 125 year old Victorian on the east side of Oak Park that is forever in need of repair. Mark does not have any family relatives involved in Oak Park politics.


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