Chicago Tribune Film Critic Steps Down
Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Wilmington is apparently among the newspaper's writers who have accepted voluntary buyout offers. Wilmington has sent a terse email message to the Tribune's staff, saying, "This is goodbye and thanks to the people with whom I've worked for the last 14 years. I'm leaving the Tribune, and I'll relax a little before starting some writing projects I've put off for too long. I've appreciated the privilege of using the Tribune's pages to tell people about movies good and bad. I've also appreciated the vibrant Chicago film culture and audience that always made my work a pleasure. I want to thank all of you who've helped and supported me. Goodbye and here's looking at you."