“Obama Picks Up First Tribune Democratic Endorsement” by Larry Rohter and Kitty Bennett
October 17, 2008, 1:00am

For the first time in its 161-year history, the Chicago Tribune is endorsing a Democrat for president.

The newspaper, which has links to the Republican Party that date back to the founding of the G.O.P., said Friday that Senator Barack Obama is the strongest choice “to lead us through a perilous time and restore in us a common sense of national purpose.”

From The New York Times Politics Blog