Tribune launches ChicagoNow, home of 70-plus blogs

The Tribune Co. has officially launched ChicagoNow.com, a homepage for more than 70 blogs, which the struggling companyhopes will be a local “Huffington...

The Tribune Co. has officially launched ChicagoNow.com, a homepage for more than 70 blogs, which the struggling companyhopes will be a local “Huffington Post meets Facebook.”

According to a report by the company’s own Chicago Tribune, the site has drawn 4,000 registered users since its May beta launch, as well as a half-million unique visitors and 1.2 million page viewers in July alone.

The portal joins a Tribune-run Web group that also includes chicagotribune.com, RedEye, and Triblocal.

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