Crain's Chicago Business reported Monday that the impending layoffs were announced last week. Sources told Crain's the job cuts will take place during the coming weeks.
The newspaper's parent, Tribune Co., filed for bankruptcy protection from creditors in December. That same month, the newspaper cut 20 people from its 480-strong newsroom, and in February cut an additional 20 workers.
To help cut costs further, the paper has reportedly changed operations in its newsroom and production areas. Last month, the paper mixed copy editing, page design, graphics, imaging and some photo editing into a single department.