According to a tweet posted last night by Josh Metnick, Chicago.com was sold again. As you may recall, Josh Metnick is the former owner of the Chicago.com domain name. Based on the registrant email address, the owner of the domain name is The The Chicago Community Trust. The current registrant of the domain name is listed as Chicago.com LLC.
— Josh Metnick (@JoshMetnick) January 6, 2017
Chicago.com was sold by Josh to the Chicago Sun-Times in 2013, and the deal was confirmed at that time by Crain’s Chicago. I do not believe the sale price was ever disclosed.
I reached out to Daniel Ash, Chief Marketing Officer of The Chicago Community Trust, and he commented on the acquisition: