Source:Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois)

Source Chicago Tribune
Place Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
Year range 1847 -
Subject Newspaper article, Obituaries
Publication information
Type Newspaper
Place issued Chicago, Illinois
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. Chicago Tribune. (Chicago, Illinois).
Newspapers.com7.8 million pages, 1849 to 2023Paid website
Internet ArchiveChicago Tribune issues, most before 1890Free website
Chronicling America Historic American Newspapersonline holdings from 9 Oct 1872 to 24 Aug 1879, and most of 1880 and 1881Free website

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The 'Chicago Tribune' is a daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois, United States, owned by Tribune Publishing. Founded in 1847, and formerly self-styled as the "World's Greatest Newspaper" (a slogan for which WGN radio and television are named), it remains the most-read daily newspaper in the Chicago metropolitan area and the Great Lakes region. It had the sixth-highest circulation for American newspapers in 2017.

In the 1850s, under Joseph Medill, the Chicago Tribune became closely associated with the Illinois-born Abraham Lincoln, and the Republican Party's progressive wing. In the 20th century under Medill's grandson, Robert R. McCormick, it achieved a reputation as a crusading paper with a decidedly more American-conservative anti-New Deal outlook, and its writing reached other markets through family and corporate relationships at the New York Daily News and the Washington Times-Herald. The 1960s saw its corporate parent owner, Tribune Company, reach into new markets. In 2008, for the first time in its over century-and-a-half history, its editorial page endorsed a Democrat, Illinoisan Barack Obama, for U.S. president.

Originally published solely as a broadsheet, the Tribune announced on January 13, 2009 that it would continue publishing as a broadsheet for home delivery, but would publish in tabloid format for newsstand, news box, and commuter station sales. This change, however, proved to be unpopular with readers, and in August 2011, the Tribune discontinued the tabloid edition, returning to its established broadsheet format through all distribution channels.

The Tribunes masthead displays the American flag, in reference to the paper's former motto, "An American Paper for Americans". The motto is no longer displayed on the masthead, where it was placed below the flag.

The Tribune was owned by parent company, Tribune Publishing. In May 2021 Tribune Publishing was acquired by Alden Global Capital, which operates its media properties through Digital First Media.

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According to Chronicling America, the current title. Chicago Tribune, came into use in 1963 and was preceded by Chicago Daily Tribune, which ran from 1872 to 1963.

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