Yup, Chicago continues to be a two paper town. If only the Sox had won... at least the deal reminded me of Mike Royko.
I'm sure Trib Tower is a bit upset. They've been waiting for years for the Sun-Times to fold. 'Any day now,' they would say to themselves. Then make a glib remark about Ebert writing them to discontinue publishing the Red-Eye because it was the Red-Eye that was killing the Sun-Times. Once the Sun-Times was gone then they'd have a nice little monopoly over Chicago and, I guess in theory, make a lot of their financial problems go away. But I guess they'll have to continue to be the paper in bankruptcy.
Chicago wakes up to both the Trib and the Sun-Times. The Almighty Tribune and it's harder working, better Chicago reporting red headed step child Sun-Times. The real winners? Anyone who lives in Chicago.