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.
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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