(AP) Peter Miller Jr., who headed a media company with holdings that include the News-Tribune in La Salle, Ill., and three LaSalle radio stations, died Monday. He was 85.
Miller, chairman of the board of Miller Group Media, bought the LaSalle newspaper in 1947. The company later expanded to include radio stations WLPO, WAJK and WKOT in LaSalle, along with the Illinois AgriNews, Indiana AgriNews and NewsShopper.
Miller, a University of Chicago graduate, headed the former Washington Times-Herald in the nation’s capital before returning to Illinois to expand his media holdings. He also spent time in California, where he helped produce several movies.