CHICAGO-The Law Bulletin Publishing Co., a specialized publisher of legal and real estate periodicals, has bought Midwest Real Estate News from New York-based Primedia Business Magazines. The tabloid-sized magazine, which covers the commercial real estate industry in the Midwest, has been published since 1986, and was acquired in 1996 by Intertec Publications–the former name under which Primedia’s business-to-business magazines were produced. Primedia has sold a number of its properties recently, though it still retains two other real estate magazines that are national in focus.

The Law Bulletin has published a real estate trade in one form or another since 1913 and in the 1980s its local twice-monthly commercial trade magazine was known as Metro Chicago Real Estate. The company still publishes a magazine of that name, but it is for residential real estate brokers. In the late 1990s, the Law Bulletin acquired the Minnesota Real Estate Journal, and later started the Illinois Real Estate Journal and Michigan Real Estate Journal.

According to the Law Bulletin, the magazine’s editorial staff, headed by Paula Widholm, will remain unchanged.

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