The smaller of Chicago's two daily newspapers, with a circulation of 535,000, the Sun- Times is America's ninth-largest city daily.
The publishing group was sold to private investors by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation in 1988, and has expanded to include some 60 weekly and bi-weekly papers in the Chicago area.
News Corporation, which also controls a Chicago television station, was obliged to sell the newspaper under US media cross-ownership rules. The group's equity holders include the New York investment firm Adler & Shaykin and senior management of the Sun Times Company.
The Sun-Times will join Hollinger's US division, a collection of dozens of small-town publications with a total daily circulation of about one million.Reuse content