Attorney General Lisa Madigan has joined colleagues from other states in the fight against a planned mega media merger.
Madigan and fellow Attorneys General are appealing to the Federal Communications Commission to block the proposed merger between Sinclair and the Tribune Company. Madigan and her peers say the merger will hurt the public interest by decreasing consumer choices and reducing the diversity of voices in the media marketplace.
The combined Tribune/Sinclair company would be able to reach 72 percent of U.S. television households, nearly double the legal limit of 39 percent.
Sinclair owns and operates TV stations in Springfield and Champaign.