Tribune Co. emerges from bankruptcy

CHICAGO, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Tribune Co.'s prolonged stay in bankruptcy court is over, said officials of the multimedia company that began as a Chicago newspaper.

Judge confirms Tribune Co.'s new owners

CHICAGO, July 23 (UPI) -- A bankruptcy judge in Delaware approved a plan naming Tribune Co.'s new owners that would allow the company to emerge from bankruptcy, the Chicago Tribune said.

Kenneth Griffin opposes Chicago casino

CHICAGO, March 10 (UPI) -- Chicago billionaire Kenneth Griffin said he was opposed to the Windy City allowing a casino to operate downtown.

Tribune looks for exit plan in bankruptcy

WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Tribune Co. is seeking an accelerated completion of its bankruptcy case in Delaware, Don Liebentritt, the firm's restructuring officer said.

Investment group buys Elysian Hotel

CHICAGO, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- An investment group in Chicago said it had purchased the Elysian Hotel, which Conde Nast Traveler magazine called the best hotel in the United States.
Hedge funds sue banks over Tribune deal

Hedge funds sue banks over Tribune deal

NEW YORK, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Hedge funds representing $800 million in Tribune Co. debt said banks improperly went along with the 2007 sale of the company, court papers in New York say.

CEO of Tribune Co. quits

CHICAGO, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The Tribune Co., owner of the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times, announced Friday its chief executive officer had quit after weeks of bad press.

Tribune CEO could be shown the door

CHICAGO, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The Tribune Co. in Chicago is expected to fire Chief Executive Officer Randy Michaels before it emerges from bankruptcy, a source told The New York Times.
Fear and rosy reports plagued Tribune deal

Fear and rosy reports plagued Tribune deal

CHICAGO, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The purchase of Tribune Co. in 2007 went forward partly because participants feared backing out would lead to lawsuits, court papers filed in Chicago said.

Tribune report suggests fraud in financing

CHICAGO, July 27 (UPI) -- A court-appointed examiner said financing set up in 2007 as part of Sam Zell's purchase of the Chicago Tribune was likely illegal in part.
Tribune creditors seek to pressure Zell

Tribune creditors seek to pressure Zell

CHICAGO, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Tribune Co. creditors asked a U.S. bankruptcy judge for permission to hire a law firm to investigate billionaire Sam Zell's leveraged buyout of the company.
Zell may be forced out of Tribune Co.

Zell may be forced out of Tribune Co.

CHICAGO, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Billionaire Sam Zell may be forced out of the Tribune Co., despite improvements in the Chicago media company's cash assets, sources close to the talks said.
Report: New bidder in sale of Chicago Cubs

Report: New bidder in sale of Chicago Cubs

CHICAGO, June 19 (UPI) -- The Tribune Co. is looking a second bidder for the sale of the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago Tribune said.
Tribune Co. likely to go to creditors

Tribune Co. likely to go to creditors

CHICAGO, June 8 (UPI) -- A deal still in discussion in bankruptcy court would give lenders control of the Chicago Tribune, a source close the talks said.

Cubs owner casts doubt on sale

CHICAGO, May 29 (UPI) -- The head of Tribune Co., which owns the Chicago Cubs, said he is "sure there will be other" buyers if the sale of the team to the Ricketts family falls through.
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Sam Zell
The Chicago Tribune company corporate headquarters stands in downtown Chicago on April 2, 2007. Monday the Tribune Co. accepted an $8.2 billion buyout offer from real estate investor Sam Zell. The deal, which is not finalized until approved by the shareholders, leaves the Tribune's board the option of accepting a higher bid and also includes selling the Chicago Cubs at the end of the 2007 season. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)

Samuel "Sam" Zell (born September 1941) is a U.S. real estate entrepreneur. He is Chairman of Equity Group Investments, L.L.C. (EGI), the private, entrepreneurial investment firm he founded more than 40 years ago. EGI's investments span industries and continents, and include interests in real estate, energy, logistics, transportation, media, and health care.

Zell is also co-founder and Chairman of Equity International, a private investment firm that focuses on real estate-related companies outside of the U.S. In addition, Zell maintains substantial interests in, and is the Chairman of, a number of public companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange, including: Equity Residential (EQR), the largest apartment REIT; Equity LifeStyle Properties (ELS), a REIT that owns and operates manufactured home communities; Covanta Holding Corp. (CVA), an international leader in converting waste to energy; and Anixter (AXE), a value-add provider of integrated networking and cabling solutions that support business information and network infrastructure requirements. Zell is also the chairman of Tribune Company, a private media conglomerate.

Zell was born in Chicago in 1941 to Jewish immigrant parents from Poland who fled the country just before the Nazi invasion in 1939. Shortly after moving from Seattle to Chicago, Zell's father Bernard changed the family name from Zielonka to Zell. He received his BA (1963) from the University of Michigan, where he was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. He also received his JD (1966) from the University of Michigan Law School.

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