For the first time in 90-plus years, the Chicago Tribune is disconnected from the broadcast business.
Its corporate family has been broken up and the Tribune, the wellspring of an empire built on ideas and innovation, is no longer complemented by the TV and radio industry it helped launch in Chicago.
Now we'll see what the newspaper group is really made of, and just how much that's worth.
What previously was known as Tribune Co. is set Monday to become Tribune Media Co., spinning off this newspaper and corporate siblings such as The Hartford Courant, Los Angeles Times and The Baltimore Sun to make it on their own as Tribune Publishing Co.
They're still referred...