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02/19/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Tribune Co. Wants To Keep LA Times, WGN

A month into its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, Chicago-based Tribune Co. is beginning to form a strategy for holding the company's major assets together, not tearing them apart, sources close to the situation said.
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Though Tribune Co. executives remain in the early days of building a plan of reorganization, sources said Chairman Sam Zell's team is operating on the assumption that Tribune Co. assets like the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and WGN TV-9 are probably worth more held together than they would be chopped up and sold at distressed prices. An exception is the Chicago Cubs baseball team, which is in the late stages of being sold, with a winning bidder expected to be named as soon as this week.

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