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BBB Accredited Business since

Chicago Tribune

Additional Locations

Phone: (312) 222-3834 View Additional Phone Numbers 435 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 View Additional Email Addresses View Additional Web Addresses ! There is an alert on Chicago Tribune !

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BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since

BBB has determined that Chicago Tribune meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

BBB accreditation does not mean that the business' products or services have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB, or that BBB has made a determination as to the business' product quality or competency in performing services.

Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that lowered the rating for Chicago Tribune include:

  • 197 complaint(s) filed against business

Factors that raised the rating for Chicago Tribune include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Response to 197 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

197 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 76 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 62
Billing/Collection Issues 11
Delivery Issues 9
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 1
Problems with Product/Service 114
Total Closed Complaints 197

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

3 Customer Reviews on Chicago Tribune
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 3
Total Customer Reviews 3

Additional Information

BBB file opened: January 01, 1926 Business started: 01/01/1847 Business started locally: 01/01/1847
Business Management
Mr. Robert Fleck, Vice President of Advertising Sales Mr. David Brown, Mgr. of Financial Analysis Mr. Vince Casanova, VP-Circulation/Pres,Trib Drct Ms. Isabelle Kinel, Manager-Consumer Services Mr. J. Maros Vernon Mina, Customer Svc. Manager Mullen, President Leslie D Walker, Supervisor
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Robert Fleck, Vice President of Advertising Sales
Customer Contact: Vernon Mina, Customer Svc. Manager
Number of Employees


Business Category

Newspapers Advertising - Direct Mail Television Stations & Broadcast Companies Newspaper Publishers (NAICS: 511110)

Alternate Business Names
Trib Local Values Tribune Broadcasting Co Tribune Media Services

Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Summary

Chicago Tribune has received 2.78 out of 5 stars based on 3 Customer Reviews and a BBB Rating of B.

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

BBB letter grades represent the BBB's opinion of the business. The BBB grade is based on BBB file information about the business. In some cases, a business' grade may be lowered if the BBB does not have sufficient information about the business despite BBB requests for that information from the business.

BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating is not a guarantee of a business' reliability or performance, and BBB recommends that consumers consider a business' BBB Rating and Customer Review Rating in addition to all other available information about the business. If the BBB Rating is NR then only Customer Reviews are used for the Star Rating.