Chicago Tribune 

Tour Freedom Center

Tuesday, Nov. 5 Location Code
9:00am-1:30pm TT/05

Attendees will be required to complete a tour waiver form.

The tour of Freedom Center will take you through various manufacturing departments, including the newsprint warehouse, prepress, printing, inserting, palletization and the transportation docks. See how lean principles and methodologies have been implemented to help Chicago Tribune communicate metrics and goals and engage associates in the site’s lean journey. View a mix of modern automation along with traditional printing processes. Learn how the Tribune has taken on commercial business to keep the presses running.


Founded in 1847, the Chicago Tribune, is the top source of news and information in the Chicago area and the largest news organization in the Midwest. The Tribune, winner of 27 Pulitzer Prizes, is known for its innovative investigative reporting, insightful coverage of the arts and culture, and community-leading opinion writing. The Chicago Tribune is the flagship publication of Chicago Tribune Media Group (CTMG) which also publishes six daily suburban publications, including the Daily Southtown, Post-Tribune, Naperville Sun, Lake County News-Sun, The Beacon-News and The Courier-News, as well as more than 30 weekly community publications. The CTMG portfolio also includes the Spanish-language publication Hoy, food and entertainment tabloid RedEye; Chicago magazine, and other digital brands, products and services.

Restrictions / Requirements

To participate in a tour, all attendees must adhere to and respect the tour hosts' restrictions and requirements.
Non-adherence may exclude you from a tour.

  • Hearing protection
  • Leather like closed-toe shoes (No high heels)
  • Long or short-sleeved shirt/blouse
  • Long pants (no shorts, skirts, dresses)
  • Other: See tour description