Top staff leave Chicago Free Press

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The Chicago Tribune is reporting that top staff members of Chicago Free Press have left after not being paid for several weeks.

Matt Simonette, who was the editor, along with the art director, graphic designer and most of the writers left the organization after some had not been paid for weeks and the most recent payroll on December 15 was not met.

This truly is a terrible hit to our city, we've lost so many great LGBT papers across the country, such as the Washington Blade, that losing another LGBT paper of record will hurt our community by giving us a voice that it so desperately needs.

Check out the full article at the Chicago Tribune online and it's very interesting that the only comments on that post poke a stick at the current publisher of CFP as well as it's rival publishers.

 

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