Members of Local Newspaper Staff Take Buy-Outs

By WEEK Producer

March 10, 2011 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 4:25 AM CDT

Some of Peoria's best-known newspaper columnists are taking a buy-out from Gatehouse media, and leaving the Peoria Journal Star.

Terry Bibo, who has been at the Journal Star for over 30 years, and Business Editor Paul Gordon, who just celebrated a 29th anniversary with the paper will both leave the paper next week. Others are reportedly still considering the idea.

In February, members of the reporting staff told News 25 the offer is open to all union members who work on the editorial side of the paper.

The buyout offer comes just a few months before the newspaper guild's contract expires.

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