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).

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Austin Weekly News


Class is in session at West Side barber school

His and Hers barber school in Austin wants to be ‘Harvard’ of hair

Forest Park Review


Commissioner candidates plan campaign fundraisers

Maxham and Landgrebe have incumbent Mayor Rory Hoskins’ support

RB Landmark


LTHS boys outmuscle Bulldogs in payback win

RBHS cold from long range as Lions rebounders dominate

Wednesday Journal

Ashley Kannan

New Festival Theatre artistic director brings youth, diversity

Andersen promises fresh looks at classic plays

Village Free Press

Ashley Kannan

Looking For A Food Bank In Proviso? That’s Gotten A Lot Easier

The Thierer Family Foundation announced on Oct. 25 that the Vivery platform is now available to all U.S. food banks and pantries.