Feder: Chicago Star debuts as 'uplifting' monthly newspaper

There's a brand new masthead in town. The Chicago Star officially debuted this week as a subscription-based monthly publication with a focus on "uplifting news," Robert Feder writes.

With an initial distribution of 30,000, it's a combination and expansion of former hyperlocal monthlies New Eastside News and Streeterville News, using artificial intelligence to generate much of its content.

"We are thrilled to launch this great resource for Chicago," said Elaine Hyde, publisher and editor of Chicago Star Media.

Candace Jordan, the former Chicago Tribune "Candid Candace" columnist, has been named contributing editor of the Chicago Star.

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