New Owner, No Sex Ads, at Illinois Times

july 25, 2002  11:17 am
Ownership of Illinois Times reverted today from bankrupt Yesse Communications to former owner, Fletcher "Bud" Farrar. Immediate changes include dropping sex ads, increasing circulation and moving distribution back inside grocery stores. Farrar says in a news release he intends to make 27-year-old Illinois Times more "family friendly" and transform it into a community newspaper "in the best tradition of small-town weeklies."