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Marajen Stevick Chinigo

January 1, 2019

Owner and Publisher The Champaign News-Gazette, Inc. Current: The News-Gazette (Deceased) – Champaign, Illinois

Marajen Stevick Chinigo has made her mark in the field of publishing and communications far beyond her base in the Champaign-Urbana, Illinois area as owner and publisher of the Champaign News-Gazette, Inc. (owned by the Stevick family since 1915), and as owner of WDWS AM-FM radio and M-NG, Inc., the first 24-hour electronic newspaper in Illinois. Her public and philanthropic interests have centered on advancement of the Champaign-Urbana area and on many aspects of higher education. She has been cited for her contributions toward social, cultural and technological progress and works diligently for the National Conference of Christians and Jews and for the Heart Association. Without relinquishing her daily interests in business and editorial affairs, she splits her time almost evenly among her residences in Champaign, Rancho Mirage, California, and Torre di Civita, a restored monastery near Ravello, Italy. “We must develop a sense of balance – a sense of proportion – the ability to put things first, the realization that there is a time and place for everything.”