27 Facts About Chicago Sun-Times


Chicago Sun-Times is a daily newspaper published in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

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Chicago Sun-Times continued in this role for the remainder of his life.

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In 1975, a new sports editor at the Sun-Times, Lewis Grizzard, spiked some columns written by sportswriter Lacy J Banks and took away a column Banks had been writing, prompting Banks to tell a friend at the Chicago Defender that Grizzard was a racist.

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Chicago Sun-Times became the Tribunes Washington bureau chief and later its managing editor for features.

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In 1993, the Chicago Sun-Times fired photographer Bob Black without severance for dozens of unauthorized uses of the company's Federal Express account and outside photo lab, going back more than three years and costing the company more than $1, 400.

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On March 23, 1995, the Chicago Sun-Times announced that beginning April 2, 1995, veteran Sports Illustrated writer Rick Telander would join the paper and write four columns a week.

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On March 24, 1995, the Chicago Sun-Times published an editorial by Mark Hornung, then the Chicago Sun-Times' editorial page editor, that plagiarized a Washington Post editorial that had appeared in that paper the day before.

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Chicago Sun-Times resigned as editorial page editor, but remained with the paper, shifting to its business side and working first as director of distribution and then as vice president of circulation.

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In 1998, the Chicago Sun-Times demoted longtime TV critic Lon Grahnke, shifting him to covering education.

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In 2004, the Chicago Sun-Times was censured by the Audit Bureau of Circulations for misrepresenting its circulation figures.

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In March 2005, the Chicago Sun-Times Tribune hired away television critic Phil Rosenthal to become its media columnist.

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Chicago Sun-Times eventually was replaced as TV critic by Doug Elfman.

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In November 2008, the Sun-Times dropped its "Quick Takes" column, which Sun-Times columnist Zay N Smith had written since 1995.

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Smith wrote the column from home, and the Chicago Sun-Times discontinued the column and informed Smith that it needed him back in the newsroom as a general assignment reporter.

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In June 2010, the Chicago Sun-Times laid off a group of editorial employees, including longtime sports media columnist Jim O'Donnell and features writer Delia O'Hara.

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In October 2010, the Chicago Sun-Times laid off longtime sports columnist Carol Slezak, who by that point had shifted to feature reporting.

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Also in March 2011, the Chicago Sun-Times laid off six editorial reporters and writers: high school sports reporter Steve Tucker, reporter Misha Davenport, general assignment reporter Cheryl Jackson, media and marketing columnist Lewis Lazare, feature writer Celeste Busk and sportswriter John Jackson.

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In May 2011, the Chicago Sun-Times laid off real estate writer Bill Cunniff, features reporter Jeff Johnson and gaming writer John Grochowski, along with graphic designer Char Searl.

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Chicago Sun-Times's admitted to attending much of the concert but leaving early to tend to her children.

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The Chicago Sun-Times already had been distributed by the Tribune since 2007.

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In October 2011, the Chicago Sun-Times discontinued the longtime comic strip Drabble, which the paper had run since the strip's inception in 1979.

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Under the terms of a settlement with the paper's union, the Chicago Sun-Times reinstated four of those photographers as multimedia journalists in March 2014: Rich Chapman, Brian Jackson, Al Podgorski and Michael Schmidt.

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Chicago Sun-Times's had been writing the gossip column since 2007 for Crain's Business.

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Chicago Sun-Times's replaced veteran investigative reporter Steve Warmbir, who had shepherded the paper as interim editor during the Covid pandemic, ownership changes, and alliance with Chicago Public Radio newsroom.

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On May 30, 2013, the Chicago Sun-Times laid off the vast majority of its photography staff as part of a change in its structure, opting instead to use photos and video shot by reporters, as well as content from freelancers, instead.

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Former Chicago Sun-Times headquarters, located in the River North Point building at 350 North Orleans Street.

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Former Chicago Sun-Times headquarters, demolished in 2004 to make way for the Trump Tower.

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