I feel obliged to post about this, because I get flamed in certain quarters if I don't.
There's another possible bid for Tribune Company, or, more correctly, "parts" of it.
This one comes from the Chandler family, one of Tribune's major shareholders through their stake in the Los Angeles Times, taken over in an ill-considered move by Tribco several years ago.
This is, as the article points out, a very preliminary move:
The article points out the possible financial advantages of a Chandler-led bid:
Which would probably give more credence to the Broad/Burkle group out of Los Angeles.
In any case, this seems to be not much more than a trial balloon being floated; any sale of Tribune, with further possible implications for the Cubs, still seems many months, if not a year or more, away. But I thought you'd all like to know.