The Chicago Defender has announced it is leaving its Michigan Avenue offices, where it has been for the past three years, and returning to its South Side roots in Bronzeville.
The new location, formerly the Metropolitan Funeral Home and owned by prominent Chicago real-estate developer Elzie Higginbottom, will mark the fifth home for the venerable African-American paper, which was founded in 1905. The move will save the Defender, which expects to be in its new location by May 25, around $200,000 a year, according to Chicago Public Radio.
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