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Under Sinclair, WGN could be 'Chicago's very own' no more

Under Sinclair, WGN could be 'Chicago's very own' no more

For nearly a century, stations bearing the call letters WGN have been the broadcast reflection of a city, chronicling, shaping and beaming its culture through the airwaves as Chicago's very own.

Chicagoans may be in for a culture shock if politically conservative Sinclair Broadcast Group completes its proposed acquisition of Tribune Media.

The deal, which is pending approval by federal regulators, would create the largest television station group in the U.S. and, critics contend, turn Tribune's flagship properties — WGN-TV, WGN Radio and cable channel WGN America — into Hunt Valley, Md.'s very own platform for a partisan agenda.

"They will shift the local news...