Onion in the city

By Darryl Holliday

“America’s finest news source”—not to be confused with The Chronicle—is moving to the Windy City.

The Onion—the satirical, mocking and often hilarious print and online publication—is consolidating its forces in Chicago, resulting in the relocation of the full, 20-person editorial staff that currently resides in New York.

According to some reports, most notably The Huffington Post, the decision came as a surprise to the New York staff, which has called the city home for the last decade.

Regardless, the decision has been made.

The creative backbone behind the print edition of the paper, which serves approximately 3.6 million readers, will most likely join The Onion’s corporate headquarters at 212 W. Superior St., pending any changes between now and the official move.

“We’re still in the very early stages of this process, but we’re looking forward to eventually having everyone under one roof in Chicago,” said Anne Finn, communications and public relations manager for The Onion.

The move is tentatively scheduled for next year, and the date is still undetermined.

Much of the Onion’s staff is already here in the city, including the entire A.V. Club staff, design team, finance workers and senior management.

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