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Former Tribune Publishing CEO Justin Dearborn looks to shed Illinois home

Justin Dearborn’s Illinois home
Former Tribune Publishing CEO Justin Dearborn has listed his home in Winnetka, Ill., for $2.739 million.

Justin Dearborn, who stepped down as chief executive of Tribune Publishing last week, has put his English-style manor on the market in Illinois for $2.739 million.

That’s around $300,000 more than he paid for it two years ago, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

Covered in brick, the home sits a few blocks from Lake Michigan in Winnetka, an affluent village outside Chicago. Dark hardwood covers the two-story floor plan, which holds five bedrooms and five bathrooms in 7,000 square feet.


Two dining areas are found on the main floor: a formal dining room and a window-lined breakfast nook with built-in seating.

Other spaces include a living room, family room, center-island kitchen and an office with coffered ceilings and wood-paneled walls. Windows throughout take in wooded views of the half-acre grounds.

The master suite, complete with a granite fireplace and freestanding tub, anchors the top level. Heated floors fill out the basement, which boasts a billiards room, gym and den.

Joanne Hudson of Compass holds the listing.


Dearborn, 49, joined the Chicago-based company as CEO, then known as Tronc, in 2016, and he also served as chairman since Michael Ferro’s departure last year. He stepped down in January alongside executive Ross Levinsohn and Mickie Rosen following months of turmoil at the publishing firm.

Last year, he listed his Naples, Fla., home for $409,900. | Twitter: @jflem94

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