• Vanishing?

If the Chicago Journal and Skyline continue beyond December, it will not be as community newspapers published by Wednesday Journal Inc. “We are sorting some things out,” publisher Dan Haley told me Tuesday. “Hopefully, they will not end, but our role will most certainly end over the course of the next month or so. But we’re working to get them situated if at all possible.

“They’re not going to sell for a big price or anything, but we do hope they’ll continue in hands that will sustain them. I’m confident we have a shot at doing that. But we’re just at the starting point.”

If the papers survive, Haley expects them to survive separately. He doesn’t expect a new owner to acquire both of them.