Two Names Emerge as Investors in Sun-Times
By Jake Guidry in News on Oct 16, 2009 7:40PM
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The group of high-profile investors, led by Mesirow Financial CEO James Tyree, who is seeking to purchase the Sun-Times and bring it out of bankruptcy. Other known investors are liquor distributor/hockey-team owner Rocky Wirtz and landfill owner Edward Heil. “Chicago is a great city and deserves to have two newspapers,” Flynn said. “The Sun-Times is a great institution. I’d hate to see it go away.”
Tyree has been tussling with unions over concessions involved in his attempted deal and while it seemed a breakthrough in negotiations had been made, it remains to be seen how much another small bump may affect the deal.