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ESPN, HuffPo Chicago Sites Strike Deal

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ESPNChicago.com, ESPN's recently launched, locally branded Web site, and The Huffington Post Chicago signed an exclusive content syndication agreement, the sites announced Monday (June 22).

The agreement calls for HuffPost Chicago to provide ESPNChicago.com with news headlines and blog posts and for ESPNChicago.com to be the exclusive provider of sports content to HuffPost Chicago.

"Politics, news and sports play a unique role in the identity of Chicago," said Marc Horine, vp of digital partnerships and sales development for ESPN. "The combination of ESPNChicago and the Huffington Post Chicago brings to Chicago the best news sources and most varied and passionate voices."

Launched in April, ESPNChicago is ESPN's first city-specific Web site. In addition to the HuffPost Chicago, ESPNChicago includes content from Disney ABC's local properties including ESPN Radio 1000 and WLS-TV, the ABC-owned TV station.