The Sun-Times News Group announced that the News-Star, along with Skyline and The Booster (of Rogers Park) would cease publication as of January 30, 2008. Many readers of this blog also read the weekly News-Star, which covers news and events in the Uptown and Ravenswood neighborhood. The News-Star often covered Uptown news that the mainstream media failed to cover. Reporter Lorraine Swanson was a common sight at many community meetings and asked tough questions to elected officials.
Read more about the end of the publication here, courtesy of Crain's Chicago Business.
Update: According to this article, The Skyline, Booster, and News-Star have been purchased by "Wednesday Journal." Apparently the three papers will be merged with two editions of the "Chicago Journal."