Sun-Times to provide content for Yahoo! Chicago

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Yahoo! on Wednesday announced a partnership with the Chicago Sun-Times that will make it the exclusive provider of local news and sports to the Yahoo! Chicago guide.Sun-Times headlines and local stories will be posted, along with a link to the newspaper's main site, where users can go for more information. The Sun-Times adds to the list of local media partners already contributing to Yahoo! Chicago, including the free weekly newspaper The Reader, which compiles the entertainment guide. The Chicago guide is one of a dozen city Yahoo! sites, which rely on local media partnerships for content.

At the same news conference, Sun-Times owner Hollinger International unveiled a major Chicago area site called the Chicago Newspaper Network Online. In addition to the Sun-Times, the site will link to some 70 local newspapers published by Hollinger, including the Chicago-based Pioneer Press and Star newspapers, as well The Daily Telegraph and Jerusalem Post. The site features customizable e-mail editions of the newspapers delivered to readers' computers every morning, and the ability to search through the classified sections of the entire network of newspapers.

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