I will admit to one of my guilty pleasures — each morning I like the luxury of sitting in a comfy chair, having my coffee and reading the Chicago Tribune, the paper version. I read it from cover to cover but do not always start with the front section. 

It can sometimes be the sports or business first. Lastly I read the Arts and Entertainment section finishing off with the jumble and the crossword puzzle and, yes, I still enjoy the comics.

I write about this because of the recent purchase of the Tribune Publishing by Alden Global Capital brings about more changes to the news media. Already there have been buyout offers for employees, and I have some concern for the columnists many of whom I read faithfully.

Time was when Chicago had four daily papers, and we got most of them at our house growing up. I guess that is when I became a news junkie. Most people prefer to get their news other ways, like through social media, but they are missing out if they don’t read an honest-to-goodness newspaper. 

That is why I am so happy to be a part of the Landmark, where most people get their local news, including this column. I know many of you read it online, but pick up the paper copy some time. It is the good old-fashioned way to find out what’s happening locally and you don’t have to worry about spilling your coffee or drink on a computer; paper dries easier. 

It is up to you to support community newspapers and what they represent. You can support the Landmark and its other papers – Wednesday Journal of Oak Park and River Forest, the Forest Park review and Austin Weekly News — which are part of the nonprofit Growing Community Media by visiting online at growingcommunitymedia.org

Fish Fry news: Fans of the Fish Fry at the North Riverside VFW hall at 2622 Desplaines Ave. know that it has been discontinued since the pandemic started last year. 

However, you can still get the same menu plus an extended menu from Rose’s Catering and her staff by pre-ordering and picking up on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (and on some Thursdays) at the VFW Hall.

She also has her famous home-baked goods available. We have been doing this for several weeks now and get hot and cold meals, salads and soups and enjoying all the choices. To place an order or learn more call 708-447-4005 and Rose or her daughters will be glad to help.