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By: Editorial Staff

Northbrook, Ill.-based Liberty Group Publishing is adding to its suburban Chicago holdings with the purchase of Press-Republican Newspapers, a group of seven weekly community newspapers.
Liberty will add the group, which has an overall circulation of 32,500, to its 50-newspaper, 200,000-circulation group outside Chicago. The Press-Republican newspaper group includes the Geneva Republican, St. Charles Republican, and Batavia Republican.
Terms of the sale were not disclosed. Wayne G. Woltman will stay on as president and publisher of Press-Republican.
With the purchase, Liberty owns 284 community newspapers in 16 states. It is controlled by Leonard Green & Partners L.P., a Los Angeles-based buyout firm.
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