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The Return of Local News to the North Shore

A project in Wilmette, IL by The Record Community News Group

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We're back! The Record is a nonprofit local news site founded by former editors of 22nd Century Media (The Beacon, The Current, etc.)
Backers: 432
Average Pledge Per Backer: $136

Funded: $58,600 of $50,000
Dates: Jul 8th -> Aug 8th (31 days)
Project By: The Record Community News Group
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Latest News

Hey look, Ma, we made it!! The Record is go for launch

August 6th - via:
What a night! Your support pushed us past the final $6,000 in the span of a few hours.  At 7:56 p.m., we hit $50,000 with a $268 donation from Record board member Jennifer Gordon and pushed past the mark with a special donation by 12-year-old Sophia... (Read More)

New swag x2 to push us above and beyond!

August 5th - via:
WHOOOAAA! What a rush, folks. After a big, big BIG day, we are within $700 of our goal!  That guy look familiar? Well, he should. That is North Shore native and Chicago Cub Jason Kipnis and he's not making an appearance by accident! Jason, who is a... (Read More)

Here comes The Record, down the home stretch!

August 3rd - via:
We’ve turned the final corner and it’s down to a sprint!  It’s closing time here at The Record, and it’s looking like our campaign will be a photo finish.  The Record raced past the $40,000 mark late last night thanks to a donation from Amy... (Read More)

We're a second-half team: Big moves leave us with $14,000 and 8 days to go!

July 29th - via:
What a rush this campaign has been! The ups, the downs, the ebbs, the flows. Anyone else tired? But you have had our back every step of the way, including this week when we went from announcing passing the $30,000 mark on Monday and today, we're over... (Read More)

Project Update #4: The Return of Local News to the North Shore

July 25th - via:
Thirteen may be thought of as an unlucky number, but we think differently. There are 13 days we have left in our campaign and we think that's a good sign for a special finish — with your help! Thank you for all your support up to this point, and we... (Read More)

'Woahhhhh, we’re halfway there!'

July 21st - via:
Being halfway to our goal in just 11 days has us singing. "We’ve got to hold on to what we’ve got." And what we’ve got right now is some serious momentum. Yesterday, at the 11-day mark of our campaign, you pushed us past $25,000. All of us at... (Read More)

1-week temp. check: Still hot!

July 16th - via:
Last update had us at $10,000 and just a few days later we've doubled that — and then some.  At the one-week mark, we hit $20,000! Fun Fact: Brian Robak was our 164th backer who pledged $164, which put us exactly at $20,000! Thank you, Brian, for... (Read More)

What a start! Thank you, thank you! Let's go!

July 12th - via:
Hello, friends, family and local-news lovers. We've raised more than $10,000 in 3 days! That is 20% of our goal in just 10% of the time!  We are off to an incredible start, and all of us at The Record want to thank you for believing in us.  Here is... (Read More)

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