July 20, 2011

Chicago Tribune | Crain’s Chicago Business | Chicago Sun-Times
With this agreement, the Sun-Times has effectively exited the printing and distribution business. The Tribune has distributed Sun-Times papers since 2007. The printing move will save the Sun-Times $10 million annually with 400 employees taken off the payroll. Pressroom personnel, paper handlers, electricians, machinists, drivers, and operating engineers will be among those dismissed. Sun-Times chairman Jeremy Halbreich tells his paper: “This has been a very, very difficult decision. But in my role, I have got to do things that keep our newspapers in business.”

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