The Chicago File

Before the Internet, newsletters were the preferred means of communication for publishers who had specialized news or topical information to share with readers.

In 1985, Tom Schaffner launched a monthly newsletter for former Chicagoans, The Chicago File, which kept former Chicagoans informed about what was going on back “home.”  The newsletter struck a chord with subscribers and enjoyed success, fame, and notoriety.

It thrived until, well, the dawn of the Internet in the late 1990s.  It was great while it lasted, though.

From the L Stop Blog