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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.)
432 backers pledged $58,600 to help bring this project to life.
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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Unlimited access

    A one-year subscription to our daily news site with access to all stories, podcasts, newsletters and more.

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    Limited-edition Founding Member tote

    Talking about getting carried away! Use this custom bag for anything and everything, and while you are toting it around town, you are spreading the word of The Record. Your support for local-news knows no bounds.

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    Save Local News T-Shirt

    Your donation helped save local news in your hometown, and with a limited-edition T-shirt, you can promote The Record and local news to keep saving it any time you wear it.

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    Get One, Give One

    It is clear you are all about giving, so this donation lets you do even more. Not only does your donation help restore local news, but you get 2 annual subscriptions and 2 limited-edition T-shirts. Gift them however you please!

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    Businesses: Local News Hero

    To all our friends in the business community: Be known all around town as a Local News Hero, a company that brought local news back to life. Donate at this level and receive the special designation on our daily news site (your logo and link to your web site) for 1 year as well as shoutouts on social media and a decal to display on your storefront!

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    Editorial lunch

    Along with all the other rewards mentioned, we invite you to join our editorial team for a weekly rundown meeting. You can see firsthand into our editorial process and chat up your local editors and reporters, as well as enjoy a catered lunch from a local favorite.

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    Personal or family photoshoot

    With this generous donation, you will receive a one-hour professional photoshoot. Choose a classic family shoot, new business headshots, milestone photos or something else! (Must be located in the Chicago metro area)

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    • Family photo/headshot session
    • Editorial lunch with The Record
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    Top Billing

    "Brought to you by YOU ... " This special donation gets your name/business top billing for one year in one of our special weekly products: news podcast, sports podcast, best-of newsletter, feel-good newsletter or sports newsletter.

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    • Family photo/headshot session
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    Exclusive: Jason Kipnis-signed ball!

    You could call this an All-Star reward. North Shore native and Chicago Cub Jason Kipnis is signing 2 baseballs special for supporters of The Record! Kipnis, a two-time MLB All-Star, is an alumnus of Glenbrook North High and helped found The Kipnis Center baseball training facility. Better act quick before these balls are outta here!

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