PAPER CUTS: Did Chicago Tribune Owner Cut Deal to Fire His Editor?

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich believed the billionaire owner of the troubled Tribune Co. news empire agreed to fire a top editor at his Chicago paper in exchange for a tax break worth over $100 million, federal prosecutors alleged Tuesday. Executives at the Chicago Tribune did not fire the editor, John P. McCormick, whom prosecutors believe Blagojevich had targeted. In fact, during the alleged machinations between the governor and the paper's owner, the paper's editorial staff was actually...Full Story
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