The Daily Herald newspaper in the Chicago area just setup a blogging site called Beep.
Here is some more info from the site: The Beep team is made up of three Northwestern grad students working with the Daily Herald in an effort to prove that news, like science, can be fun. Beep bloggers have been assembled from the Daily Herald reporting staff with an urge to sound off.
It is really a neat site. I would suggest checking it out.