For part of my yute, Chicago had a number of dailies, the trib, the suntimes, and several others covering different issues from a variety of political points of view. There were times when a couple had virtually identical headlines, but with radically different takes on the same story. Most of the papers died, were bought out, or petered out like the urine flow of prostate sufferer. We have two paper left, both of which have been battered, broiled and deep fried by various ownership changes and staff cuts. The Trib, once a respected, but conservative paper with international journalists and a global reach, has become a news - free collection of ads. The Suntimes, also news free, decided to buy into USA Toady for its five solid pages of news squibs. At least it has four crosswords, Sudoku, and KenKen, and probably the best sports reporting in Chicago (ignoring the crime pages - which seem to often involves sports stars). It also has the worst apologist for the GOP outside of the WaPo and the pathetic rag that was once known as New York's Grey Lady.
From the church of ineffable stupidity - today's sAint- Steve Huntley, Chicago Suntimes' gift to the auto-lobotomized.