It is time to return the Tribune to local ownership.
The paper is going to die if it does not receive a financial transfusion. It needs a new and committed and local ownership. Also the Tribune must stop giving away its valuable content free online; there has to be a way to get people to pay for it. It is absurd that the print copy contains the line: "If you want to read more, go online." It should be the other way around; let them go and buy a copy.
I am sure that there are some rich local investors interested in preserving the Tribune as an independent news source. It could also be a nonprofit or cooperative and include the staff to participate as shareholders. I am not rich but I would like to participate and help to rescue the Tribune. My husband and I have a subscription.