Chicago Tribune Logo – The Chicago Tribune is one of the leading newspapers of the city of Chicago, Illinois (USA), owned by the Tribune Company. Formerly known as the World’s Greatest Newspaper (known as WGN radio and television), remains the leading newspaper in Chicago and its metropolitan area, and the eighth largest newspaper in North America in sales.
On 2 April 2007, the Tribune announced a plan to sell shares worth 8.2 million USD, with a starting price of $ 34 per share and a stock ownership plan for employees. The new president of the newspaper is the magnate Sam Zell. Also as part of the agreement, the Chicago Cubs and their stadium, Wrigley Field, will be sold and the share of Tribune’s television group Comcast SportsNet.
The Tribune was founded by James Kelly, John E. Wheeler and Joseph KC Forrest, the first issue appearing on June 10th of 1847. After a change of editors, absorbed three other publications in the city: the Free West in 1855, the Democratic Press in 1858, and the Chicago Democrat in 1861. His main rival in the city was the Chicago Daily News, founded in 1875. In 1910, with a circulation of 188,000 copies, was the third best selling daily in Chicago.