John Russell, longtime city editor of the Beacon-News, is leaving the old newspaper, which has recently moved its office from Aurora to Chicago.
He was "let go" from the Sun-Times Media Group and sources say then used his favorite word "Goddammit!" when learning the news was broke online by this blog.
He has been with the Beacon-News since 1974 and with his last day as Friday, March 22nd.
The Beacon-News has had various significant milestones in recent years, from scandals involving fraudulent subscriber numbers to the day they declared bankruptcy to turning into a tabloid.
From protecting the old-guard to looking the other way on corruption to supporting wild spending and tax increases to moving to Chicago to journalistic implosion to finally terminating John Russell, but perhaps the most important day was on April 22, 2010.
That was the day the Beacon-News was demolished...