Adding to the growing list of newspaper endorsements he has already received, the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times have both endorsed Illinois Senator Barack Obama for president. "On Nov. 4," the Tribune stated in an editorial published late last night, "we're going to elect a president to lead us through a perilous time and restore in us a common sense of national purpose. The strongest candidate to do that is Sen. Barack Obama." The Sun-Times agrees, claiming Obama "has the unique background, superior intellect, sound judgment and first-rate temperament to lead our nation in difficult times." This brings Obama's total endorsement tally up to 39, while John McCain boasts at total of 15. No word yet on the coveted Highlights Magazine endorsement, though we expect Goofus to vote one way and Gallant to vote another. [Chicago Tribune] [Chicago Sun-Times]