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  • David Pollard

The Pioneer Press headquarters are in the Glenview office, so that’s where most of the layoffs take place. Lynne Stiefel, the Pioneer Press reporter who’s also president of the Chicago Newspaper Guild, works in Glenview, and when she sees a guild member on the premises who doesn’t normally show up there, she fears the worst. So she slides over, says hello, and finds out what’s up. Despite all the layoffs at Pioneer the past few months, she says, sometimes guild members “do come back to the mother ship for like real work.”

There’s one gallant reporter from another Pioneer Press office whose first stop is always at Stiefel’s desk to tell her, “It’s OK. I’m all right.”