Longtime Owner and Publisher of Citizen Newspapers Dies

Wlliam Darrell Garth Sr., the longtime owner and publisher of the Citizen community newspaper chain covering African-American communities throughout the city and suburbs, and a business leader who mentored young Chicagoans of color to invest in their communities, has died.

Garth died Friday at RML Specialty Hospital in Chicago from complications of diabetes, according to his son William Darrell Garth Jr. He was 78.

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