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Report: Sun-Times To Be Sold For More Than $20 Million

Posted 12.21.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Sun-Times, the city's second biggest newspaper whose recent financial woes led to a bankruptcy declaration in 2009 and the recent erection...

Jeremy Halbreich Named New Chairman Of Sun-Times Media

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — CEO Jeremy L. Halbreich has been named to the added role of chairman of Sun-Times Media Holdings, which owns the Chicago Sun-Times and...

Sun-Times Chairman Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer As More Layoffs Hit Newsroom

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Today was a rough one for employees of the Chicago Sun-Times. First, the newsroom lost at least five veteran employees to surprise layoffs. Then, colu...

Sun-Times Sale To Tyree Group Completed

Chicago Sun-Times | DAVID ROEDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The sale of the parent company of the Chicago Sun-Times was completed today, as a local group of investors led by investment banker James Tyree became...

Sun-Times, Newsroom Union Reach Tentative Deal

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A major roadblock to sealing a deal on the sale of the Chicago Sun-Times appears to have been swept away. Leaders of five unions that...

John Barron Named Sun-Times Media Group Publisher

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Sun-Times Media Group, which was recently sold out of bankruptcy to an investor group, said Friday it named John Barron to the newly c...

Sun-Times Sale: 6-Person Union Throws Wrench Into Deal

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When a bankruptcy judge in Delaware approved Chicago financier Jim Tyree's $26.5 million bid to save Sun-Times Media Group Inc. from extinction last w...

Chicago Sun-Times' Future Revealed At 5 P.M. Deadline

Fox Chicago | Patrick Elwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Today there is a critical deadline in the future of the Chicago Sun-Times. ...

Sun-Times Blames Circulation Drop On Price Increase

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Sun-Times reported a drop in overall weekday circulation in the past six months -- as the single-copy price jumped from 50 to 75 cents -- ...

Potential Sun-Times Bidder Says He Was Blocked From Meeting With Union

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A major roadblock to sealing a deal on the sale of the Chicago Sun-Times appears to have been swept away. Leaders of five unions that...

Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times Lose Readers As Circulation Drops

Crain's Chicago Business | Ann Saphir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Both of Chicago's daily metro newspapers had steep declines in circulation in the six months ended Sept. 30, signaling continuing difficulties in an i...

Sun-Times Sale To Tyree Approved By Bankruptcy Judge

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The way The Rev. Issac Whittmon sees it, a vital piece of his city was saved Thursday when a bankruptcy judge approved the sale of the...

Chicago Sun-Times Eyes Online Pay Walls

Crain's Chicago Business | Ann Saphir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While there's no panacea for the ills of the newspaper publishing business, small changes will help turn the tide at the money-losing publisher of Chi...

Names Of New Sun-Times Owners Released

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Businessman Jim Tyree released the names of his ten co-investors in the Sun-Times Media Group Friday. Besides Tyree, the CEO of Mesirow Financial Grou...

Sun-Times Sale Deadline Passes Without Savior

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — No one else stepped forward with a bid for the bankrupt Chicago Sun-Times before a Monday evening deadline, leaving just one offer for...

Sun-Times May Have Another Interested Buyer

Crain's Chicago Business | Ann Saphir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Move over, James Tyree: At least one other investor is considering bidding for Sun-Times Media Group Inc....

Sun-Times Union Rejects Sale Demands

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Unionized workers in the Chicago Sun-Times' newsroom have rejected demands for deep pay cuts and work-rule changes, putting at risk a ...

Sun-Times Sale: Chicago Investor Group Bids To Buy Embattled Newspaper Group

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Struggling newspaper publisher Sun-Times Media Group said Tuesday that a private investor group led by Chicago banker James Tyree will...

Sun-Times Group Closes Area Printing Plant As Cash Gets Tight

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The Chicago Sun-Times' parent company is closing a suburban printing plant, which is expected to cost 70 jobs. Sun-Times spokeswoman ...

SouthtownStar Going Tabloid, Scrapping Saturday Edition

Chicago Tribune | Phil Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sun-Times Media Group's south suburban SouthtownStar newspaper is eliminating its Saturday edition in favor of a Sunday-through-Friday publication sch...

Sun-Times Skips Employee Pension Plan Payments

Crain's Chicago Business | Ann Saphir and Lorene Yue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sun-Times Media Group Inc. has skipped paying its quarterly contribution into several employee pension plans....

Bankrupt Sun-Times Looks To Pay Bonuses To 20 Executives

Crain's Chicago Business | Lorene Yue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sun-Times Media Group Inc., which has been slashing jobs and closing down newspapers to cut costs, wants to pay 20 employees up to $1.8 million in bon...

Sun-Times Group Laid Off 10 Percent Of Non-Union Staff Last Week

Crain's Chicago Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sun-Times Media Group Inc. cut about 140 jobs companywide last week as it tries to trim costs during its bankruptcy reorganization....

Chicago's Sun-Times Media Group Files For Bankruptcy Protection

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CHICAGO — The owner of the Chicago Sun-Times, a storied newspaper once home to legendary columnist Mike Royko and other greats, followed its hom...

Jeremy Halbreich Named New Sun-Times Media Group CEO

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sun-Times Media Group Inc. has picked the former president and general manager of the Dallas Morning News as interim chief executive officer and chair...