22nd Century Media began with the realization that local news was largely absent from the media. As a solution, we developed a model that not...
22nd Century Media (22CM) is a homegrown media company built from the ground up on a foundation of honesty, integrity and community. What started as one local newspaper in 2005 is now 15 award-winning newspapers and websites and a constantly growing community events division with an expansive reach across Chicagoland to serve our business partners.
Our readers’ attachment to our products has catalyzed our growth from a standing start 10 years ago to nearly 200,000 homes and 400,000 readers today. 22CM is the fastest-growing media company in Chicago. The company's format has been so successful that it launched in Los Angeles County (City of Malibu) in 2013. Other outlets cannot compete with 22CM papers' depth of coverage — real-time, impact news daily online and 30-40 unique news stories in each physical publication every single week.