Chicago Tribune: 20

Posted 07.26.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Chicago
Owner: Tribune Co.
Effective: July 21, 2011

“About 20″ employees were laid off — most from the newsroom, according to Crain’s Chicago Business sources. The Tribune has not commented on the layoffs. Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Sources: Crain’s Chicago Business via Paper Cuts tip

Rockford Register Star: 19

Posted 07.26.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Rockford, Ill.
Owner: GateHouse Media Inc.
Date: July 15, 2011

The Register Star reported 19 employees were laid off. Other sources have reported that number is higher. A story on the Register Star site said “The newspaper also made staffing and operational changes in May and June;” it is not clear if those changes included layoffs. The story did not offer details, but Paper Cuts tips report 13 newsroom employees were laid off, including six copy editors, two clerks, one reporter, one graphic artist and an assistant to the executive editor.

Do you know more? Can you clear up confusion over May and June numbers? Leave a comment or send an email to newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Sources: Paper Cuts tips; Rockford Register Star

Sun-Times Media Group: 7

Posted 07.17.11 • 2010 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Chicago
Owner: Sun-Times Media Group
Effective: Dec. 17, 2010

Seven advertising reps were laid off. Do you know more about these layoffs or which papers were affected? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: Paper Cuts tip

Aurora Beacon-News: 1

Posted 07.17.11 • 2010 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Aurora, Ill.
Owner: Sun-Times Media Group
Effective: Dec. 2, 2010

A web editor was laid off. Do you know of additional layoffs? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: Paper Cuts tip

Sparta News-Plaindealer: Unknown

Posted 06.28.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Sparta, Ill.
Owner: The McClatchy Co.
Effective: May 26, 2011

The 143-year-old weekly paper has closed. “The decision was made after a three-year battle with a historic economic downturn that saw advertising revenues fall more than 60 percent,” a post on the paper’s Facebook page reads.

Do you know how many employees were laid off when the paper closed? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: Belleville News-Democrat via Paper Cuts tip; and Sparta News-Plaindealer Facebook page

Chicago Sun-Times: 5 *

Posted 06.25.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Chicago
Owner: Sun-Times Media Group
Effective: May 11, 2011

Four design and copy desk employees were laid off. Do you know of additional layoffs? Leave a comment or email me at newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com.
Source: Paper Cuts tip

Update: Four copy editors and one designer were laid off. Do you know of additional layoffs or details? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous. (06.26.11)
Source: Time Out Chicago

SouthtownStar: 3

Posted 06.25.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Chicago
Owner: Sun-Times Media Group
Effective: May 11, 2011

Three employees on the design and copy desk were laid off. Know more about these layoffs? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: 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

Aurora Beacon-News, Naperville Sun: 3

Posted 06.25.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Aurora, Ill.; Naperville, Ill.
Owner: Sun-Times Media Group
Effective: May 11, 2012

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

Daily Herald: Unknown

Posted 06.25.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Arlington Heights, Ill.
Owner: Paddock Publications Inc.
Effective: March 27, 2011

An unknown number of newsroom, pressroom and advertising employees were laid off. Do you know more about these layoffs? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com.
Source: Paper Cuts tip

Update: On March 21, the paper’s Cook County government reporter was laid off. Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous. (07.24.11)
Source: Chicago Reader

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