Shannon Antinori

Writer/Editor/Communications specialist

Plainfield, Illinois

Shannon Antinori

Writer/Communications specialist


The Gift of Music: A Plainfield Teen’s Lasting Legacy

Even death couldn’t silence Tyler Montgomery. More than a year after the Plainfield teen was killed in an accident, he’s bringing music to students at Guardian Angel Community Services’ Dillard Harris Educational Center in Joliet.

Plainfield 'Park Truth' Group Wins Citizen Initiative Award

A group that loudly criticized actions taken by the Plainfield Park District board of commissioners and its previous executive director will be recognized next month for its efforts to push for change. The Citizen Advocacy Center (CAC) has chosen Park Truth as one of its 2014 Citizen Initiative Awards recipients.

Stratton Back on the Job: Plainfield Fire Board Approves Agreement with Deputy Chief

Plainfield Fire Protection District trustees have not disclosed why they voted to place a deputy chief on paid administrative leave earlier this month, but on Monday, the board voted unanimously to send him back to work.

Firefighter Kevin Sanders, Killed in Texas Plant Explosion, Laid to Rest in Plainfield

If you’ve seen a lot of Superman T-shirts and pins around town this week, there’s a good reason. Friends and former colleagues of 33-year-old Kevin Sanders are wearing them in honor of their hero, who was among the first responders to rush to the scene when a fire broke out at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, on April 17.

Joliet Wins Legal Fight to Take Over Evergreen Terrace

The City of Joliet’s almost decade-long fight to own Evergreen Terrace is almost over. A federal judge on Thursday ruled in favor of the city in its eminent domain lawsuit against the troubled housing complex’s owners, New West/New Bluff. The decision came down in a 54-page ruling from U.S. District Court Judge Charles Norgle, who ruled in favor of the city on all claims.

Rialto Officials: New Marquee Has Been Nearly a Decade in the Making

Residents who disapprove of plans to install a digital marquee at the historic Rialto Square Theatre will have a chance to speak out at a Wednesday afternoon meeting of the theater’s governing board.

Fans Flock To See Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis

Hundreds of fans gathered outside District 202's Aux Sable Middle School Monday morning hoping for a glimpse of actors Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis. The stars, who are in Chicagoland filming the sci-fi thriller "Jupiter Ascending," didn't disappoint, appearing briefly outside the school.


Shannon Antinori

I’m a multimedia writer and editor with extensive experience as a journalist, a knack for community outreach and a passion for storytelling. I specialize in content strategy, SEO, audience development, public relations and social media.

My work has appeared in Angie's List magazine and, as well as the Huffington Post and

I worked as a local editor for, AOL’s network of hyperlocal news sites, launching Romeoville Patch in 2010. My roles included reporter, writer and editor, covering everything from local government to community news, crime and breaking news. I went on to manage 11 local news sites in the Chicago area, overseeing content and social media presence for each community.

During my years with Patch, I generated an audience of hundreds of thousands and a large social media following.

I developed my passion for community journalism at The Enterprise newspaper in Plainfield, where I covered crime, local business, government and education.

I’m a graduate of the University of St. Francis, graduating summa cum laude with a double major in Communications and English. While I was at USF, I worked as a reporter and editor for our award-winning student newspaper. I also spent a semester with the United Way of Will County, working to boost the profiles of member agencies by highlighting their success stories.

I was born and raised in Joliet. I have a passion for travel, books and Chicago sports, especially the Chicago Blackhawks, Cubs and Bulls. I currently live in Plainfield with my husband and our dog.



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  • SEO
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Copy editing
  • AP style
  • Social media
  • Analytics
  • Photography
  • Video
  • Public relations
  • Content management
  • Community outreach
  • Press releases
  • Multimedia
  • Newsletters
  • Communications