General Information

This is General Information to use in consideration for both advertising and printing requirements. If you have any questions about the information here, please call 708-448-4000 for more information.

Advertising Rate

  • $19.59 per column inch (Size & Frequency Discounts Available Upon Request)

Classified Rate

  • $1.25 per word ($25.00 minimum)

Display Classified

  • $25.00 per classified inch

Legal Advertising Rate

  • $1.35 per count line (Agency Commission Allowed on All Advertising)


Deadline for advertising in the paper is 5:00 p.m. Monday for Thursday’s paper. Deadline for submitting news and photos is noon Saturday. Deadline for special sections ads and copy is the Thursday before the publication date.

Graphic Requirements

For best possible results, we prefer to receive your ad as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file, via e-mail. PDFs must have fonts embedded; all graphics within the original layout must either be grayscale or CMYK color mode. Files containing RGB or LAB color files may cause printing problems or delays.

If you need to send your files in a format other than PDF, please keep in mind to prepare your files for us using the following guidelines:

  • PC or MAC
  • Adobe InDesign CS2 or lower
  • Adobe Illustrator CS2 or lower
  • Adobe Photoshop CS2 or lower
  • TIFF, JPEG images (300 dpi, sized to fit)
  • generic or Illustrator EPS

Note that if you intend to send your file in Illustrator or EPS format, all fonts should be converted to paths or we will be unable to use your file.

You can e-mail your files to or through ADsend (, DropBox ( or Hightail (


Fliers, no matter what size, can be inserted in some or all of our newspapers, depending on quantity, or $40 per 1,000 (minimum 4,000). Notify us by Friday of the week preceding your insert date. Inserts must be delivered to our printing plant by Monday for insertion into Thursday’s issue, or we can pick up your inserts anywhere in the six-county area for a $35 charge, regardless of quantity. We can also print and/or design your insert at an additional cost. Contact your sales representative on any week day for more information.


Ask your sales rep about co-op opportunities. Find out how to get your ad costs paid for by your manufacturer or distributor.

Terms and Conditions

The publisher reserves the right to require prepayment for any ad. All political and “going out of business” ads will only be accepted on a pre-paid basis.

Publisher’s liability for errors in advertising will not exceed the cost of that portion of space occupied by such error, nor will liability for errors on multiple insertions exceed the cost of the first ad. Adjustment claims must be made within seven days of publication. Advertisers and/or advertising agency assumes all liability for advertisements published and assumes any and all responsibility for claims occurring there from against the publisher.