03/14/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Chicago Sun-Times Editor Michael Cooke Resigns To Return To Canada

Chicago Sun-Times Editor Michael Cooke told staff today he is leaving the paper at the end of this month, a day after former newsroom colleague John Barron was appointed the paper's publisher by parent Sun-Times Media Group.

Cooke said in his memo he is joining the Toronto Star as its editor. The move reunites him with former Sun-Times Publisher and Editor John Cruickshank, now publisher of the Star.

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