Time was, the Chicago Sun-Times had a top-notch staff for covering local entertainment. Things have gotten so bad with poorly conceived budget cuts, not to mention promoting hack writers into positions of responsibility, that the CST cannot keep up with low budget efforts such as DNAinfo Chicago.
Case in point: the historic Patio Theater that is converting from showing new garbage from Hollywood to showing classic films from yesteryear. You would think that the CST would be all over this story given the Patio's historic stature and importance in Chicago entertainment history.
Nope. Neither the CST or its pathetic "competition" the Chicago Tribune have covered the Patio Theater and its troubles, leaving the story all to the electronic medium.