Illinois News Network reportedly takes over Illinois Radio Network

By Gary Scott on December 30, 2015 at 1:12pm

The Illinois Policy Institute’s Illinois News Network has purchased the Illinois Radio Network, effective tomorrow.

Multiple media outlets have reported the sale, the terms of which have not yet been disclosed. WLDS-WEAI News was an Illinois Radio Network station up until last year when we began receiving wire news from the RFD Radio Network, which includes reports from the Illinois News Network.

IRN was owned by Saga Communications in 1977. INN was launched in 2012 and is funded by grants and private donations, according to a press release. IRN will use the INN name and continue to have journalists in Springfield and Chicago.