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Big win for media diversity: The Chicago Sun-Times is wrenched away from a rival publisher

The Chicago Sun-Times will not fall into the hands of Tronc, the company that owns its crosstown rival, thanks an eleventh hour intervention by a group of white knight investors that includes the Chicago Federation of Labor. “When the big guy decided to eat the little guy, this group of people stood up and said, ‘No more,’” declared the group’s leader, businessman Edwin Eisendrath, at a press conference.