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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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April 27, 2014 | Times staff and wire service reports
Michael Heisley Billionaire businessman moved NBA's Grizzlies from Vancouver to Memphis Michael Heisley, 77, a billionaire businessman who moved the NBA's Grizzlies from Vancouver to Memphis and made an unsuccessful bid to buy the Dodgers in 2012, died Saturday, the Grizzlies said. Heisley, who sold his basketball team before the start of the 2012-13 season, suffered a stroke last year. Co-founder of The Heico Companies, Heisley was a computer salesman who parlayed investments in underperforming businesses into a corporation with interests in food production, heavy equipment, pre-engineered metal buildings and other industries.
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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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April 22, 2014 | By Michael Muskal, This post has been corrected and updated to reflect new development. See note below.
No mass killer terrorized the Chicago streets on Easter weekend. But the joyous spring holiday of renewal was anything but tranquil. At least nine people were killed and 36 others, including children, were shot and wounded. It was the second weekend in a row that at least 36 people were shot in Chicago. No armor-clad gunman invaded a movie theater. No gunman went into an elementary school, killing 20 children and six educators. No white supremacist opened fire on places associated with Jewish activities.
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.
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.
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April 14, 2014
Russ Newton joined The Times in 2000 as director of operations and president at California Community News, one of the Times wholly-owned business units. Before joining The Times, he was director of operations from 1998 to 2000 at Landoll Inc., a Tribune Education company. Previously, he led the packaging department at the Orlando Sentinel in Orlando, Fla., from 1994 to 1998, and the production division, press and packaging areas at the Daily Press in Newport News, Va., from 1987 to 1994.  Newton joined Tribune Co. in 1985, serving as a shift supervisor, crew supervisor and trainer at the Chicago Tribune from 1985 to 1987.
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April 11, 2014 | By Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Henry A. Waxman said Friday that six media experts he consulted have serious concerns about the fate of the Los Angeles Times under the Tribune Co.'s plans to spin off the newspaper and seven others into a separate unit and called on company executives to change the terms. The experts said the spinoff provisos, such as a requirement for the newspaper unit to pay the parent company a cash dividend that could be about $325 million, would "place the long-term viability of the Los Angeles Times and other Tribune papers at risk," Waxman (D-Beverly Hills)
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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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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