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Meet the publisher

Richard Free Press (RFP) is published by Jon DePaolis, a lifelong resident of the southwest suburbs. He is a former editor of The Frankfort Station and Lockport Legend newspapers, as well as a former freelancer for The Orland Park Prairie, Mokena Messenger and Tinley Junction newspapers. He also has freelanced for several magazines and community newspapers in Illinois.

Jon’s vision for RFP is simple: To provide honest, substantive and valuable news coverage for communities that deserve not to be forgotten in the Chicagoland market.

It is RFP’s mission to inform the community, and it means the world to us that you are trusting us to tell you what is happening in your neck of the woods. We do not — and will not — take that trust lightly.