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Staff cuts continue at Pioneer Press newspapers

Tower Ticker | Sun-Times Media’s Pioneer Press group of weekly suburban newspapers has continued to reduce its workforce, including elimination of nine editorial positions in recent days.

Eight newsroom staff members were let go, while another retired and will not be replaced, sources said. Five were reporters and the retiree was an editorial assistant. The others were said to include page designers and a Web content manager.

Jeremy Halbreich, chief executive and vice chairman of Sun-Times Media, was unavailable for immediate comment.