The Chicago Free Press, one of the city’s major LGBT newspapers with a circulation of 50,000, has ceased publication. The Free Press was started in 1999 by employees who had left Chicago’s Windy City Times. In 2000, Windy City Times was sold to Lambda Publications, publisher of Chicago gay paper Outlines, which assumed the Windy City Times name and continues to publish that paper. In a story on the Windy City Times website Monday, publisher and managing editor Tracy Baim said, “This is not a day to celebrate. All media, gay and mainstream, are facing new and difficult paths to survival. So it is never a good thing when a media outlet closes. We at Windy City Times will continue to strive to cover all parts of our community through every tool at our disposal, from traditional newsprint to iPhones, the Internet, video and podcasting.” Read more at The Advocate.