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Sun-Times Media Group Folding 12 Suburban Papers In Cost-Cutting Move

02/09/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Sun-Times Media Group Inc. plans to fold 12 of its suburban papers as it seeks to trim expenses amid plunging advertising revenue. The company, which operates the Chicago Sun-Times and dozens of suburban papers, also wants to lay off as many as 15 unionized workers in its suburban newsrooms, a union official said. Those cuts are subject to negotiation with the Newspaper Guild.
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The 12 weekly Pioneer Press publications slated for closure Jan. 15, most of which serve the northwest suburbs, are: Algonquin Countryside, Arlington Heights Post, Cary-Grove Countryside, Des Plaines Times, Elk Grove Times, Hoffman Estates Review, Mount Prospect Times, Niles Herald Spectator, Palatine Countryside, Proviso Herald, Rolling Meadows Review and Wheeling Countryside.

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