Steve Sanders, a consummate professional and one of the all-time coolest guys on Chicago television, is retiring after more than 37 years as a news anchor at WGN-Channel 9.

TV critic Robert Feder reports Sanders, who turned 70 Monday, announced Friday that his last day on the Nexstar Media Group station will be February 28.

“It’s been an amazing run, working in a place that has long held a magical connection with Chicago viewers,” he told colleagues in an email. “I’m proud to have been part of the indefinable mojo that has long made our three legendary call letters a cultural and informational touchstone for millions of Chicagoans.”

No word yet about a replacement for Sanders on the midday newscast he co-anchors with Dina Bair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays.

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