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Tribune to buy Post-Tribune, Southtown Star and other suburban papers

In a tectonic shift in the local media landscape, Chicago’s leading media observer is reporting the parent company of the Sun-Times plans to sell to rival Chicago Tribune all its suburban newspapers, including the Post-Tribune and the Southtown Star.

Veteran media reporter Robert Feder reported Wrapports LLC would sell off the Post-Tribune, the SouthtownStar, the Aurora Beacon-News, the Elgin Courier-News, the Lake County News-Sun, the Naperville Sun, and the 32 weekly Pioneer Press newspapers. Wrapports, which has ranked as high as eighth nationally in circulation, would continue to publish the Sun-Times tabloid and the Chicago Reader alternative weekly, according to his report…Please click here to read Joseph S. Pete’s story in the Times. See related stories in the Huff Post and Daily Herald.

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