Dec 13, 2008
Tribune Co. adviser named
The Chicago Tribune has identified the Tribune Co. financial adviser referred to in the criminal complaint against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Nils Larsen, Sam Zell's point man in handling the potential sale of Wrigley Field, was allegedly approached by Blagojevich's chief of staff about puring the Chicago Tribune editorial page of Blagojevich critics. Authorities claim Blagojevich threatened to withhold badly needed financial assistance from the company unless certain editorial writers were fired.