The Chicago Star was Communist Party USA weekly publication.
Members of the board of directors were Ernest De Maio, Frank Marshall Davis, William L. Patterson, Grant Oakes, and William Sennett. The executive editor was Frank M. Davis; managing editor, Carl Hirsch; and general manager, William Sennett. Howard Fast was a columnist, and Rockwell Kent a contributing editor.
- Fifth Report of the Senate Fact-Finding Committee On Un-American Activities, California Legislature, 1949, p. 545.