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.
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 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.
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.
September 16, 2002 |
Nationally syndicated Chicago Tribune columnist Bob Greene resigned after acknowledging he engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with a teenage girl, the newspaper said. In a note on the paper's front page Sunday, Editor Ann Marie Lipinski said Greene acknowledged the sexual conduct with a girl in her late teens whom he'd met in connection with his column. Greene, 55, told Associated Press in an e-mail Sunday that there have been "indiscretions in my life that I am not proud of."
June 12, 2000 |
George W. Bush says Texas has "adequately answered innocence or guilt" in its death penalty cases and disagreed with a newspaper report Sunday that dozens of inmates have been executed although their defenses were marred by unreliable evidence, disbarred or suspended defense attorneys and questionable psychiatric testimony. The Republican presidential contender has expressed confidence in his state's system of capital punishment and has said he sees no need to institute a moratorium.