The Herald-News: 4

Posted 08.18.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Joliet, Ill.
Owner: Sun-Times Media Group
Effective: July 8, 2011

Four employees were laid off, including the managing editor, features editor, editorial and business editor, and an education reporter. The paper now has 13 editorial staff members.
Source: Time Out Chicago via Paper Cuts tip

The Herald-News: 3

Posted 06.25.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Joliet, Ill.
Owner: Sun-Times Media Group
Effective: May 9, 2011

Three employees were laid off from the design and copy desk. Do you know more about these layoffs? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com.
Source: Paper Cuts tip

Herald-News: 2

Posted 11.07.10 • 2010 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Joliet, Ill.
Owner: Sun-Times Media Group
Effective: Nov. 5, 2010

Two sportswriters were laid off, part of Sun-Times Media’s effort to consolidate departments.
Source: Paper Cuts tip

Herald-News: 1

Posted 11.04.10 • 2010 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Joliet, Ill.
Owner: Sun-Times Media Group
Effective: Nov. 1, 2010

A reporter was laid off; she found out she would be laid off when a letter from her insurance company stated her benefits would end Nov. 1
Source: Chicago Reader via Paper Cuts tip

Herald News: 1

Posted 10.30.10 • 2010 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Joliet, Ill.
Owner: Sun-Times Media Group
Effective: Oct. 28, 2010

A photographer was laid off, part of Sun-Times Media’s efforts to consolidate its photography departments.

Do you know of other Sun-Times Media layoffs? Leave a comment or e-mail me at newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com.
Source: Paper Cuts tip

Herald News: 2

Posted 06.22.10 • 2010 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Joliet, Ill.
Owner: Sun-Times Media Group
Effective: June 16, 2010

Two editorial employees were laid off. Can you help with the details? Leave a comment or e-mail me at newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com.
Source: Crain’s Chicago Business

Herald News: 3+

Posted 01.30.09 • 2009 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Joliet, Ill.
Owner: Sun-Times Media Group
Effective: Feb. 15, 2009

Buyouts have been offered. At least 3 employees will be laid off.
Source: Paper Cuts tip

Fox Valley Publications: 135 *

Posted 12.19.08 • 2008 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Plainfield, Ill.
Owner: Sun-Times Media Group
Date: Dec. 19, 2008

The printing facility will close. Some of the 153 employees will be moved to other locations; some will be laid off. At least 135 employees were laid off.
Sources: Paper Cuts tips

* Updated March 26, 2009, with the number of employees laid off.

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Herald News: Unknown

Posted 05.22.08 • 2008 layoffs, Paper Cuts

West Paterson, N.J.
Owner: North Jersey Media Group
Date: May 21, 2008

The Record and the Herald News are combining their copy and photo desks, cutting eight positions from the copy desk, two photographers, one supervisor and one digital specialist.
Source: Editor & Publisher

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Herald News: 6

Posted 04.09.08 • 2008 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Joliet, Ill.
Owner: Sun-Times Media Group
Date: Jan. 10, 2008

Part of the Sun-Times Media Group’s effort to cut $50 million from its budget, four part-time and two full-time editorial positions will be eliminated.
Source: Crain’s Chicago

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