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March 9, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
Clint Massey, who raps under the name RondoNumbaNine, brags in one of his videos about his ability to "meet face to face, put a hole in your face, still beat the case. " "Glock go blah , damn, that's great," he raps. Now the 17-year-old Chicago rapper is charged with first-degree murder in a shooting, and investigators say there's a fingerprint, witnesses and video footage that connect him to the killing, according to local media reports. Massey appeared in court Sunday, where he was ordered held in lieu of $2-million bail on suspicion of being part of a two-gunman team that shot and killed a livery driver in Chicago's South Side in February.
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BUSINESS
April 4, 2014 | By Jessica Wohl
CHICAGO — Investors filled up on shares of GrubHub in the company's first day of trading. GrubHub shares rose as high as $40.80 on Friday and ended up 31%, at $34. The Chicago company's gains came even as the overall stock market fell, with the Dow Jones industrial average, the Standard & Poor's 500 index and the Nasdaq composite all posting declines. At $34 a share, the online food ordering service is worth about $2.67 billion, or roughly half as much as Groupon Inc., the Chicago daily deals company.
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NEWS
November 26, 1988 | Associated Press
The Chicago Tribune said Friday it has agreed to a settlement involving cash buyouts and lifetime annuities for union members who walked out more than three years ago. When the strike began, 240 printers walked out over company moves to gain greater control over hiring and assignments in the composing room. Under the agreement, 119 printers who have remained on strike will have the option of a buyout or a lifetime annuity, as well as company-paid medical insurance.
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March 9, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
Clint Massey, who raps under the name RondoNumbaNine, brags in one of his videos about his ability to "meet face to face, put a hole in your face, still beat the case. " "Glock go blah , damn, that's great," he raps. Now the 17-year-old Chicago rapper is charged with first-degree murder in a shooting, and investigators say there's a fingerprint, witnesses and video footage that connect him to the killing, according to local media reports. Massey appeared in court Sunday, where he was ordered held in lieu of $2-million bail on suspicion of being part of a two-gunman team that shot and killed a livery driver in Chicago's South Side in February.
BUSINESS
January 12, 2006
Newspaper publisher Tribune Co. said it would pull most stock-price listings from the Chicago Tribune, citing rising newsprint costs and increasing use of the Internet to track stocks. The paper said it would run condensed listings for the most active stocks and mutual funds Tuesday through Friday, publishing an extensive report on Saturdays. Readers will be able to get complete stock and fund prices by visiting the paper's website or by calling a new toll-free number.
BUSINESS
July 17, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The Chicago Tribune will join others in the struggling newspaper industry in selling front-page advertisements, the paper said Monday. The Tribune also will run the 1 1/2 -inch strip ads on the front of its sports and Tempo sections as part of an effort to generate more revenue, spokesman Mike Dizon said. He said the ads would be unobtrusive and emphasized that the news would continue to be edited and presented independent of the advertising. It's not yet known when the ads will begin.
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June 23, 2004 | From Times Wire Services
Clayton Kirkpatrick, the former editor of the Chicago Tribune who was credited with overseeing vast improvements in the paper in the 1970s, has died. He was 89. Kirkpatrick, editor of the Tribune from 1969 through 1979, died Saturday of congestive heart failure at his home in the Chicago suburb of Glen Ellyn, his family said.
NEWS
November 12, 1994 | Associated Press
The Chicago Tribune has sent a handful of reporters and production workers to the strikebound San Francisco Chronicle, a Tribune spokeswoman confirmed Friday. Other newspapers have also been asked to help the Chronicle since 2,600 reporters, salespeople, printers and delivery drivers went on strike against the paper, as well as the San Francisco Examiner, on Nov. 1, Tribune spokeswoman Faith Brown said.
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December 10, 2008 | Robert Becker and Todd Lighty, Becker and Lighty write for the Chicago Tribune.
Angered by Chicago Tribune editorials, Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich tried to get members of the newspaper's editorial board fired, promising in exchange to support lucrative state financial assistance in the sale of Wrigley Field -- part of the cash-strapped parent company's efforts to sell the Chicago Cubs, authorities charged Tuesday.
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March 31, 2009 | Todd Lighty and Robert Becker
Illinois state records outline a series of private contacts between Tribune Co. and since-ousted Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich even as investigators prepared to arrest him on federal corruption charges late last year. The ex-governor's e-mails, telephone logs and calendars, recently released to the Chicago Tribune under the state's Freedom of Information Act, provide new details about the urgency of Tribune Co.'s efforts to get a financial bailout by selling Wrigley Field to the state. Tribune Co.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 2014 | By Mike Boehm
George Lucas and his wife, Chicago investment fund chief Mellody Hobson, are giving $25 million to build a deluxe arts center for a private grade school and high school on the University of Chicago's campus -- to be named for Gordon Parks, the celebrated photojournalist and film director who in 1969 became the first black director of a major studio film. The gift, reported by the Chicago Tribune, will cover more than half the cost of the $43.7-million Gordon Parks Arts Hall, expected to open next year, housing a gallery and studios for visual art and performance spaces of 700, 250 and 150 seats.
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February 19, 2014
James C. Dowdle Executive helped expand Tribune's TV, Internet operations James C. Dowdle, 79, an executive who played a key role in the transformation of Tribune Co. into a major media conglomerate, died Monday of congestive heart failure at his home in Wilmette, Ill., his family said. When Dowdle joined the company in 1981, Tribune was focused, as it had been for more than a century, on its newspaper holdings, particularly its flagship Chicago Tribune. By the time Dowdle retired nearly 19 years later as the company's second-ranking executive, Tribune owned 18 television stations, reached more than 75% of U.S. households, held a minority share in the WB network and was also aggressively involved in nearly every aspect of the information industry, including cable television, the Internet and new media.
BUSINESS
February 18, 2014 | By Robert Channick
In spinning off its publishing business, Tribune Co. will pick up a dividend that could be about $325 million from the new public company, which would consist of the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and six other daily newspapers. Although the exact amount won't be determined until the separation agreement is final, expected in midyear, Tribune has indicated that the dividend it would receive from Tribune Publishing Co. would be worth about $325 million. That figure is contained in a document related to Tribune's purchase in December of a group of television stations.
BUSINESS
February 6, 2014 | By Jim Puzzanghera and Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - Rep. Henry A. Waxman, after a 30-minute meeting with Tribune Co. Chief Executive Peter Liguori, said he still was concerned about the company's plans to spin off the Los Angeles Times and seven other newspapers into a separate unit. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) had requested the face-to-face discussion after a meeting last month between his staff and Tribune executives failed to ease his worries that the newspapers would be hobbled financially after the spinoff. "I expressed to him my concern that they not leave the L.A. Times and the other newspapers with inadequate funding," Waxman said in an interview Thursday.
NATIONAL
January 27, 2014 | By Cindy Carcamo
Arctic air is once again sweeping the nation east of the Rockies, hitting the East and mid-Atlantic states with frigid weather, with temperatures on average 20 to 30 degrees below normal throughout the region, according to the National Weather Service. In Chicago, a wind-chill warning shut down hundreds of schools Monday, commuters have been hit with public transit delays, and about 400 flights at Chicago O'Hare International Airport have been canceled, according to the Chicago Tribune.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2014 | By Tony Perry
  SAN DIEGO -- A woman who died after falling Sunday at Sunset Cliffs was identified Monday as a graduate student from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Anna Bachman, 25, was in San Diego for a midwinter break from her studies. She and her sister were taking pictures at Sunset Cliffs on the Pacific Ocean when Bachman slipped and fell to the large rocks about 50 feet below. Bachman was posing for a picture when she fell. She was declared dead by paramedics, according to the county medical examiner, who listed Bachman's hometown as Santa Rosa in Northern California.
BUSINESS
October 19, 2012 | By Meg James, Los Angeles Times
With Tribune Co. expected to emerge from bankruptcy soon, News Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch is looking to acquire two of its trophy properties - the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. Tribune Co.'s debt holders - two investment firms and a bank - will become majority owners of the company after it exits bankruptcy, which could happen by year's end. News Corp. executives have had preliminary talks with these debt holders about acquiring the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune, according to two ranking News Corp.
BUSINESS
February 26, 2013 | By Walter Hamilton and Andrew Tangel, Los Angeles Times
Tribune Co. has hired investment bankers to advise the media company on the potential sale of its newspaper publishing unit. The company announced that it has retained JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Evercore Partners to assess whether to sell the division that includes the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and six other daily newspapers. The bankers will analyze bids from suitors, but their hiring does not necessarily mean that the assets would be sold. "There is a lot of interest in our newspapers, which we haven't solicited," Gary Weitman, a Tribune spokesman, said in a statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 2013 | By Meg James
Tribune Co. on Friday completed its acquisition of the independent Local TV Holdings group, transforming the Chicago company into one of the largest broadcasters in the nation with 39 television stations. The move, announced by Tribune Chief Executive Peter Liguori, is an important first step in the company's evolution from a company dependent on dwindling revenue from its newspapers and into a formidable broadcast group that reaches an estimated 50 million U.S. homes. Tribune is the parent company of the Los Angeles Times.
BUSINESS
December 19, 2013 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles), expressing concern about the future of the Los Angeles Times, is asking Tribune Co. executives to explain the company's move to spin off its newspaper operations into a separate company. "I am concerned that corporate actions the Tribune Co. is taking may not be in the best interests of the Los Angeles Times," Waxman said in a letter to Peter Liguori, Tribune's chief executive. The company last week filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission as a preliminary step toward establishing the newspaper unit, to be called Tribune Publishing Co. The newspaper unit will pay the parent company an undetermined cash dividend, funded through borrowing, according to the filing.
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