The Setting Sun-Times

Feisty and muckraking, the Chicago Sun-Times is also losing readers, advertisers, and money

Erstwhile press baron Conrad M. Black and his sidekick, ex-publisher F. David Radler, now sit behind bars, guilty of looting millions of dollars from the company that owns the Chicago Sun-Times. But at the hard-pressed tabloid, which on their watch perpetrated, fell victim to, and uncovered scandals alike, the duo's real crime may still be unfolding: Does murdering a newspaper break any laws? Sure, a downsized version of the Bright One still comes out every day, and investment banker Lazard may yet find a buyer for it.

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