Unable to pay the printer to publish last week's issue, Yesse! Communications President and Bloomington Independent Publisher Craig Hitchcock announced Friday that the paper would "suspend operations ... with the hope of restarting in March." Hitchcock tells the Bloomington Herald-Times that a post-Sept. 11 decline in advertising revenue of 15-20 percent forced his hand. The closure leaves Yesse! with two papers, Dayton, Ohio's Impact Weekly and Springfield's Illinois Times.

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