The Post-Tribune had its beginnings in 1907, when The Gary Weekly was established to serve the brand-new steel industry rising on the shores of Lake Michigan.
On Labor Day, 1908, the Gary Weekly became a daily. The Gary Tribune was located on the corner of 5th and Washington in downtown Gary.
On March 9, 1910, J.R. and H.B. Snyder purchased another daily paper from the mayor of Gary, Thomas Knotts. That was the Gary evening Post. They merged with the original Gary paper in July 1921, starting the Post-Tribune as a newspaper.
In August 1966, the Snyder heirs sold the paper to Northwest Publications, Inc., part of a brand-new nationwide newspaper company, Ridder Publications. The “Gary” was dropped from the masthead as a regional newspaper flourished. In 1974, The Post-Tribune became part of the former Knight-Ridder chain.
In June, 1986, the publishing cycle changed to a seven-day morning edition, from a weekday evening and weekend morning edition.
On Feb. 2, 1998, American Publishing took over and has become the chain which is now the Sun-Times News Group.
About Sun-Times Media
Sun-Times Media is dedicated to being the premier source of local news and information for the greater Chicago area. Its media properties serve more than 300 communities across the region and include the Chicago Sun-Times and Suntimes.com; seven suburban daily newspapers, including the Beacon-News (Aurora), Courier-News (Elgin), Herald-News (Joliet), Lake County News-Sun, Naperville Sun, Post-Tribune (Merrillville, Ind.) and the SouthtownStar; 39 weekly newspapers published by the Pioneer Press and 12 weekly Sun newspapers, as well as Web sites for those newspapers, centerstagechicago.com, RogerEbert.com and YourSeason.com.