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Trib Shrinking Midwest Distribution

By Margaret Lyons in News on Apr 23, 2008 5:41PM

2008_4_23.trib.jpgStarting April 28, the Chicago Tribune is changing its "distribution strategy" and will no longer be selling print editions in some areas downstate, including Peoria. The company is ending its contracts to print Midwest editions in Champaign and Madison, Wisconsin, which means the paper won't be available in central and southern parts of Illinois and in neighboring states.

Some subscribers got a letter from the Trib that said "business conditions, including cost to produce and distribute to your area have necessitated this curtailment of service," and offered a refund. [Peoria Star, AP]