Address: 141 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, Illinois 60302
President and Publisher
Dan was one of the three founders of Wednesday Journal in 1980. He’s still here as its five flags – Wednesday Journal, Austin Weekly News, Forest Park Review, Village Free Press and Riverside-Brookfield Landmark – make the switch to the nonprofit model of Growing Community Media. He sees independent community journalism as the glue that makes a neighborhood vital.
Stacey Sheridan is a graduate of the University of Missouri (Mizzou) and received a master’s degree in journalism from DePaul University. She began working as a reporter with Wednesday Journal in September of 2019. Stacey covers local politics and government, business and policing.
Ken Trainor has been with Growing Community Media for 30 years, wearing almost every hat available, including Forest Park Review editor, Austin Weekly News editor, Wednesday Journal managing editor and, currently, copy editor, Viewpoints editor, and obituaries editor. He has written upward of 2,000 columns and still hasn’t run out of things to say.
Lacey graduated from Duke University with a degree in English and Art History and then went to law school at the University of Michigan. After working as an attorney in Chicago for a few years, she took some time off with her two children. Her family was rehabbing their second Oak Park home when the Journal put out a call for real estate reporters. Lacey has happily covered architecture and the historic homes and buildings in the Oak Park area ever since.