Driving through Chicago Monday afternoon, I heard WFMT announce Charlie Trotter’s decision to close his iconic restaurant as breaking news—and credit the Sun-Times for breaking it.

The Sun-Times had the story in its pages early Sunday morning, and maybe I should be slamming WFMT for doing a lousy job of freshening its newscast. But actually I found the brief news item oddly satisfying. As a Sun-Times alum who wants the paper to survive and prosper, I was happy to see it getting so many props for an exclusive. When other media give credit where it’s due, they act as grownups.