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The Onion to move editorial staff to Chicago

SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 05:  A copy Oniis seen news rack May 5 2009 San Francisco California. Satirical newspaper

SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 05: A copy of the Onion is seen in a news rack May 5, 2009 in San Francisco, California. Satirical newspaper the Onion is ceasing publication in Los Angeles and San Francisco citing low ad revenue despite an increasing circulation. The Onion, which has a circulation of 60,000 in San Francisco, will continue to publish in other markets like Chicago and New York. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Updated: November 10, 2011 4:56PM

The satirical newspaper The Onion will move its 20-person editorial staff from New York to Chicago, but not until at least next year.

“We’re still in the very early stages of this process,” a company spokeswoman said Thursday, “but we’re looking forward to eventually having everyone under one roof in Chicago.”

The Onion’s corporate headquarters, Onion Inc., are in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, and house the design, financial, engineering, legal, ad sales, human resources and senior management staff. Chicago also is home to The Onion’s pop-culture sister publication, the AV Club.

The Onion employs 80 in Chicago.

The Huffington Post first reported news of the move and that the decision came as a surprise to the New York staff.

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