CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s an election year, but don’t look for the Chicago Sun-Times to tell you which candidates it favors.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports, for the first time in its 71-year history, the Sun-Times says it will not make endorsements in the upcoming elections.

The paper says its editorial board will provide readers with clear and accurate information about candidates’ positions, and will post their questionnaires online. Subscribers can also watch videos of the Sun-Times’ interviews with candidates online.

But the paper will no longer make endorsements.

In an editorial published Monday, the Sun-Times essentially said as a newspaper endorsements are passé at a time when there are so many other sources of information that “allow even a casual voter to be better informed than ever before.”

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