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March 12, 2012 @ 11:59 AM

Are Trib reporters ripping off Chicago Now?

Chicago Now

Chicago Now blogger Jenna Myers Karvunidis suggests the Tribune is harvesting story ideas from the blog network, re-reporting them with staff reporters and publishing them without credit. 

Karvunidis says a post she wrote about male circumcision got a huge amount of traffic and sparked a vigorous discussion on Chicago Now.  Read more...


January 20, 2012 @ 12:48 PM

The Friday Cartoon: Tribune Buyouts

Earlier this week the Chicago Tribune announced an undisclosed number of newsroom employees would be offered voluntary buyouts. The buyouts come after a series of bonus payments to Tribune executives that have totalled $115 million over three years. 

That's the topic of this week's Friday cartoon.


May 07, 2010 @ 6:45 AM

Metra chief under local, federal investigation dead in apparent suicide (UPDATED)

Metra's executive director, under investigation for his agency's financial irregularities, apparently walked in front of one of his agency's own trains this morning in Crystal Lake and killed himself, the Northwest Herald reported.

Phil Pagano, the commuter rail agency's longtime chief, reportedly committed suicide two hours before a Metra board meeting where it appeared he would be stripped of his powers. Read more...


April 23, 2010 @ 1:01 PM

Federal regulators seize Giannoulias family's Broadway Bank

It's over.

Broadway Bank, for 30 years the Giannoulias family's business, has closed. The Chicago Tribune reports that federal regulators entered the Uptown building just a few minutes ago. Read more...


January 28, 2010 @ 4:16 AM

Mayor Daley: CTA service cuts better than fare hike

No one likes the CTA's plan to cut Chicago's public transportation services, but it could have been worse, Mayor Daley said yesterday.

The planned service cuts are much better for consumers than a fare hike, the Mayor told the Chicago Tribune. Read more...


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