December 10, 2008 |
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.
October 18, 2008 |
The Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune on Friday endorsed Barack Obama -- the first time either newspaper has supported a Democrat for president. Obama has picked up endorsements from several other big newspapers in the last week, including the Boston Globe and the Washington Post. He has been endorsed by more than 50 newspapers nationwide, and his opponent, Republican John McCain, has been endorsed by 16, according to Editor & Publisher, a journal that covers the newspaper industry.
July 17, 2007 |
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.
August 27, 2006 |
Paul Salopek, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune, was charged with espionage and two other criminal counts in a Sudanese court Saturday, three weeks after he was detained by pro-government forces in the war-torn province of Darfur. Salopek, 44, who was on a freelance assignment for National Geographic magazine, was arrested with his interpreter and driver, both Chadian nationals. If convicted, they could be imprisoned for years.
August 1, 2006 |
Tribune Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Dennis J. FitzSimons disclosed that he underwent surgery for prostate cancer Monday and expected to return to work full time before the end of August. "Tests have indicated the disease is at an early stage and prospects are excellent for a quick and full recovery," FitzSimons, 56, wrote in an e-mail message to employees Monday afternoon. The company issued a news release simultaneously.
June 25, 2006 |
For many years, few questioned whether Carlos DeLuna deserved to die. His execution closed the book on the fatal stabbing in Corpus Christi, Texas, of Wanda Lopez, 24, a single mother and gas station clerk whose final, desperate screams were captured on a 911 tape. Arrested just blocks from the bloody crime scene, DeLuna was swiftly convicted and sentenced to death, though the parolee proclaimed his innocence and identified another man as the killer.