GCM is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit publisher of authentic, independent, local community journalism, online and in print, across seven communities on the west side of Chicago and in its west suburbs. GCM’s publications include Austin Weekly News (est. 1986), Wednesday Journal of Oak Park and River Forest (1980), Forest Park Review (1918), Riverside Brookfield Landmark (1985), and Village Free Press (2013).

Our Reporting

Austin Weekly News


Austin apartment building explosion injures at least 8

The explosion happened at 9 a.m. at 5601 W. West End Ave. in Austin, the cause is still being investigated

Forest Park Review


A creamery for the community

Brown Cow’s fan-funded factory in Forest Park churns out custom ice cream collaborations

RB Landmark


Bulldogs rally in second half, roll to homecoming win

Kumskis scores three TDs, defense keys turnaround for RBHS

Wednesday Journal

Ashley Kannan

OPRF detracked Frosh studies, monitoring is next step

Board member pushes for November report

Village Free Press

Ashley Kannan

Broadview Marks Alley Milestone, More

More alley improvements came to Broadview this year thanks to a $200,000 grant from Cook County.