The Chicago Tribune has endorsed Barack Obama. That’s the first time EVER the Tribune has endorsed a Democrat for president. On the other hand, when was the last time a Democratic presidential candidate hailed from Chicago? Maybe that association with the city put Obama over the top in the editorial board room.
Update: The Trib didn't even endorse Illinoisian Adlai Stevenson back in the 1950s. Stevenson was from downstate though, and as we all know here, Chicago hates downstate!