Longtime Sun-Times Columnist Stella Foster To Retire

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

Stella Foster, the often blunt-speaking Sun-Times columnist known for punctuating her pieces with “Yeah I said it,” announced Friday she’s retiring after nearly 43 years at the paper.

“You know I’ve been at the paper for four decades or more and I’ve been on deadline all my life,” she said. “I’m leaving because it’s time to leave. … I’m retiring to relax and enjoy myself.”

She notified Sun-Times newsroom management Friday that her last day will be Aug. 6th.

Reflecting on her years at the paper, she said: “I write what I care about most about — about the common, everyday man that’s trying to make it out here.”

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