Jim Tyree, Sun-Times Media head, dies
Thursday, March 17, 2022 4:08 PM

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The chairman and chief executive officer of Mesirow and chairman of Sun-Times Media died late Wednesday afternoon, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

"I am saddened to tell you that our leader and friend, Jim Tyree, has passed away," Richard S. Price, Mesirow's president and chief operating officer said. "There was an unexpected complication, and after a valiant fight, Jim lost his battle with stomach cancer surrounded by his loving family" at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Tyree, who built Mesirow into an investment-banking powerhouse, suffered from diabetes and survived a simultaneous pancreas and double-kidney transplant in 2006 before being diagnosed with cancer in October 2010.

In 2009, he headed an investment group that took the parent company of the Chicago Sun-Times and dozens of suburban newspapers out of bankruptcy.

Tyree grew up in Chicago, earned bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration from Illinois State University and joined Mesirow in 1980, the Chicago Tribune reported.

He became president in 1990, CEO in 1992 and chairman 1994.

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said Tyree's passing "is a reminder of our ultimate frailty but a testament that a life well-lived endures."

President Barack Obama called Tyree "a quintessential Chicagoan, a South Side kid from humble roots who worked his way to the top but never left the city behind."

"He will be sorely missed, but never forgotten," the president said.

(Source: UPI )
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