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October 2018

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PAGE 2 THE INLANDER • INLANDPRESS.ORG • OCTOBER 2018 Santa Fe, NM t: 505.820.2700 www.dirksvanessen.com Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & April We are pleased to have represented the Cooke family in this transaction. THE COOKE FAMILY HAS SOLD TO ADAMS PUBLISHING GROUP D V M & A GREENVILLE (NC) DAILY REFLECTOR 15,400 daily circulation ROCKY MOUNT (NC) TELEGRAM 11,200 daily circulation ELIZABETH CITY (NC) DAILY ADVANCE 7,700 daily circulation KEY WEST (FL) CITIZEN 7,500 daily circulation and several related publications and websites BRIEFS DAILY HERALD PARENT MOVING TO COMPLETE EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP T he Paddock family is selling its ownership stake to Paddock Publications' Employee Stock Ownership Plan, converting to full employee ownership 120 years after Hosea C. Paddock bought a newspaper that was the seed of a publishing company in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights that includes the flagship Daily Herald, Spanish-language and business weeklies and community papers in downstate Illinois. Ownership is expected to become fully employee owned before the end of the year. Paddock Publications has b e e n p a r t i a l l y e m p l o y - ee-owned since the ESOP was established in 1976. Chairman, Publisher and CEO Doug Ray said in a report on the conversion that the ESOP would provide signif- icant tax benefits while giving employees a bigger financial stake in the company. "We all know the dynamics of a changing newspaper landscape, one newspaper sale after another, in some cases to investment firms, and in others to larg e public c o m p a n i e s , " R a y t o l d employees. "All the while the Paddock board of directors has fostered inde pendent n e w s p a p e r i n g a n d h a s s u p p o r t e d a c u l t u r e o f c o m m u n i t y s e r v i c e b e s t served by local control. This ESOP transaction is designed to continue our family-ori- ented legacy and importantly to build upon a successful and sustainable business model driven by employee owners." T wo fo u r t h g e n e r at i o n f a m i l y m e m b e r s a t t h e company, Robert Y. Paddock Jr., executive vice president and vice chairman, and his cousin, Stuart R. Paddock III, senior vice president of infor- mation technologies, said they will continue to work for Paddock Publications after the conversion. "Neither my cousin Stu nor I h ave f a m i l y m e m b e r s working in the paper," Robert Y. Paddock Jr. noted in a statement. "In these days of industry change and consoli- dation, we think employee ow n e r s h i p c a n i n e f f e c t become the fifth generation of Paddock Publications. We think we and management will work to continue the good business and journalistic role we have in our communities, with us being two among many employee stock- holders." Stuart Paddock said he and his cousin believe it is most important to preserve "the culture of family ownership, the thriving standard of excellence we reach for eve r y d ay a n d o u r integrity is preserved through future generations. There is no better owner we can think of to accomplish this than the very employees responsible for our historic success." A p l a q u e o u t s i d e t h e editorial department, a Daily Herald editorial noted, reads in part: "Across four genera- tions, the Paddock family has been steadfast in its devotion to the newspaper and a source of inspiration for journalism e x c e l l e n c e i n o u r n e ws - rooms." D Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Facts Matter • $1.50 PADDOCK PUBLICATIONS • 146TH YEAR • NO. 347 d a i l y h e r a l d . c o m BIG PICTURE • LOCAL FOCUS DuPage County By Robert Sanchez bsanchez@dailyherald.com County board Chairman Dan Cronin says DuPage must cut spending to produce a bal - anced 2019 budget that holds the line on property taxes. Cronin presented a pro - posed $433.8 million spend- ing plan on Tuesday that calls for DuP - age's prop- erty tax levy to remain flat at $66.9 mil- lion. -e pro- posed bud- get is roughly $5.8 million less than the current budget. "As I turn this budget pro - posal over to you for your examination, I can honestly say it is a conservative main - tenance budget with no fat," Cronin said during his pre- sentation to the county board. "Any further cuts, and we will hit bone. "Realizing this, we have done everything we can to preserve our service levels." Because of fluctuating sales tax revenues and increas - ing personnel costs, the pro- posed budget calls for a 10 percent cut to the county's contribution for the DuPage Care Center. -e contribu - tion to the nursing facility in Wheaton would be reduced to $2.7 million. A 10 percent reduction also is being proposed in the subsi - dies for the Stormwater Man- agement Department and the Human Services Grant Fund. -e Human Services Grant Fund was created by the county to partner with agen - cies directly serving the needs of DuPage residents. Earlier this year, $1 million in grant money was awarded to help pay for 60 projects from 58 nonprofit groups. Under the proposed budget, the total amount of grant money next year would be reduced to $900,000. Meanwhile, the Stormwater Cronin: DuPage must cut expenses Budget plan calls for $5.8 million in spending reductions Dan Cronin See BUDGET on PAGE 6 By Maryclaire Dale and Michael R. Sisak Associated Press NORRISTOWN, Pa. — At an age when other Hol- lywood stars are settling into retirement and collecting life - time-achievement awards, an 81-year- old Bill Cosby was led away to prison in handcuffs Tuesday, sentenced to three to 10 years behind bars in what was seen by many of his accusers as a reck - oning richly deserved and long overdue. -e comedian, TV star and breaker of racial barriers became the first celebrity of the #MeToo era to be sent to prison. He was found guilty in April of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his gated estate in 2004. Cosby had been barraged with similar accusations from more than 60 women over the past five decades. "It is time for justice. Mr. Cosby, this has all circled back to you. -e time has come," Montgomery County Judge Ste - ven O'Neill said. He quoted from victim Andrea Constand's statement to the court, in which she said Cosby took her "beautiful, young spirit and crushed it." Cosby declined the oppor - tunity to speak before the sentence came down, and afterward he sat laughing and chatting with his defense A S S O C I A T E D P R E S S A handcuffed Bill Cosby is escorted Tuesday away from his sentencing hearing at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Cosby immediately began serving a three- to 10-year prison sentence for sexual assault. Miles of taxes Townships taxing the most per mile in 2017 Township Miles Amount/mile Leyden 24.2 $105,609 Vernon 13.2 $88,307 Maine 21.1 $87,682 Palatine 16.4 $84,102 Wheeling 5.2 $79,508 Largest road fund tax increases 2016 to 2017 Township 2017 taxes 2016 taxes Increase Naperville $1,056,287 $864,831 22.1% Wheatland $1,440,701 $1,229,885 17.1% Wayne $1,112,618 $993,819 12.0% Nunda $3,017,953 $2,841,090 6.2% Sugar Grove $999,150 $941,038 6.2% Source: IDOT and township audits Even as Naperville Township officials were touting consoli- dation efforts to lower property taxes for residents, the road dis- trict was collecting more taxes than ever before. With just 16.1 miles under the jurisdiction of the Naperville Township Road District, prop - erty owners went from paying $53,716 per mile in taxes in 2016 to $65,608 the following year. -at's a 22.1 percent increase. By 2018, the rate would jump 9.7 percent more to $71,946 per mile, according to the township's annual audits. Most of the people responsi - ble for those tax hikes were voted out of office in 2017, and a plan to consolidate with Lisle Township's road district has stalled. Naper - ville Township's new highway commissioner, Richard Novinger, said he's made some minor cuts to the tax levy and kept a staff position vacant to help lower costs. "I've had to reduce a little bit of service and I'm out in the field a lot more, but I'm not about to hit taxpayers with a huge increase," Novinger said. Among 47 suburban town - ship road districts, Naperville Township's property tax growth for its road funds was the larg - est, according to a Daily Her- ald analysis of township audits for the fiscal years 2016 and 2017 40 road districts take more JAKE GRIFFIN SUBURBAN TAX WATCHDOG Why some suburban townships are collecting extra taxes from you By David Nakamura and Anne Gearan The Washington Post UNITED NATIONS — Declaring the United States will "never apologize for pro - tecting its citizens," President Donald Trump delivered a defiant defense Tuesday of a transactional world view that is increasingly at odds with consensus-driven inter - national bodies such as the United Nations. He used an address to the U.N. General Assembly to warn that his administration will reject attempts from other nations to impose constraints on the United States in areas including trade, immigration and security, while inviting other world leaders to do the same. "America will always choose independence and cooperation over global gov - ernance, control, and dom- ination," Trump said in a 35-minute address delivered to a packed chamber. "I honor the right of every nation in this room to pursue its own customs, beliefs, and tradi- tions. -e United States will Trump says U.S. rejects globalism In U.N. address, president stresses nation's sovereignty A S S O C I A T E D P R E S S President Donald Trump addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday at U.N. headquarters. A S S O C I A T E D P R E S S STORY ON PAGE 2: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said Tuesday on Capitol Hill that Republicans have hired a lawyer to ask questions of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser Christine Blasey Ford at Thursday's hearing. "We're going to ask some questions on our side, by this person, for the same amount of time as the Democrats have collectively on the other side," he said. His committee may vote Friday on Kavanaugh's nomination if "a majority of the members are prepared" to do so. Trump criticizes 2nd accuser; committee may vote Friday KAVANAUGH HEARING JUDGE: HE'S A 'SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATOR' A S S O C I A T E D P R E S S Bill Cosby victim Andrea Constand appears Tuesday at a news conference after Cosby was sentenced to prison for sexual assault in Norristown, Pa. In a statement to the court, Constand said Cosby's "decades-long reign of terror" is over. Cosby's booking mug Weather Cooling off High of 65. See the back of Business. Index Comics 5-4 Editorials 1-14 Food 4-1 Help wanted 6-1 Horoscope 5-4 Lottery 1-16 Obituaries 3-3 Puzzles 5-4 Weather 3-4 Excellence ce Award, Large Newspapers General 2017 First Plac Cider-glazed pork chops Get the recipe in today's Food section COSBY SENT TO PRISON 81-year-old comedy legend will spend at least 3 years behind bars for sex assault See WATCHDOG on PAGE 15 See PRISON on PAGE 7 See SPEECH on PAGE 8 Uh-oh Cubs ahead of Brewers by only a half-game — Sports BROWN FAMILY'S UCC SELLS MASSACHUSETTS DAILY TO CANADIAN PUBLISHER United Communications Cor poration has sold the A t t l e b o r o ( M a s s . ) S u n Chronicle and its related publications and websites to Triboro Massachusetts News Media Inc., a new corporation formed by Canadian news- p a p e r e x e c u t iv e S t e v e n Malkowich. Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & April, a media merger and acquisition f ir m based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, repre- sented UCC in the transaction. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The buyer said it will retain all employees of its new property. "The Brown family has been proudly associated with the Attleboro community for almost 50 years," said UCC CEO Lucy Brown. "In 1969, my dad, the late Howard J. Brown bought the Attleboro Sun, which merged with the Chronicle in 1971, becoming The Sun Chronicle. In 1986 U n i t e d C o m m u n i c a t i o n s a d d e d t h e n e i g h b o r i n g Foxboro Reporter to its group of papers in southeastern Massachusetts." "The family is extremely grateful for the hard work, professionalism and dedi- cation of employees both c u r r e n t a n d r e t i r e d i n Attleboro and Foxboro," she added. "As Howard would say, the future lies ahead. Making the decision to sell is never easy, but we are pleased to welcome the new owners and know the future looks bright under their leadership." The 10,400-circulation daily Sun Chronicle traces its roots back more than 100 years to a pair of weeklies that served the rural Attleboro area in the 1880s. The Foxboro Reporter was founded in 1884. The new owners have news- p ap e r a s s e t s t h ro u g h o u t Canada and the United States. T h e i r p ro p e r t i e s n e a r by Attleboro include the Rhode Island papers, the Pawtucket Times and Woonsocket Call.

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