The athletics department of the University of Illinois and global sportswear giant Nike have agreed to a 10-year extension of their long-running partnership.

Women’s National Basketball Association team Chicago Sky has signed an expanded sponsorship agreement with Magellan under which the steel distributor will become its first dedicated jersey partner.

Electronic solutions manufacturer Molex has agreed a deal to become an official sponsor of the Chicago Marathon.

Major League Soccer team Chicago Fire has announced a renewed multi-year partnership with global speciality steel distributor Magellan Corporation.

US insurance brokerage Assurance has opted to expand its partnership with MLB baseball franchise the Chicago Cubs.

American Airlines has agreed a long-term deal with Chicago Cubs to become a legacy partner of the redevelopment project for the Major League Baseball team’s Wrigley Field home.

Major League Soccer team Chicago Fire has renewed its shirt sponsorship deal with locally based food conglomerate Quaker Oats, according to the Chicago Sun Times newspaper.

Major League Baseball franchise the Chicago Cubs has agreed a new partnership with water conservation products company Sloan Valve which includes naming rights to the team’s spring training facility.

Japanese sportswear manufacturer Asics has secured a deal to partner two showpiece International Triathlon Union events in Chicago.

Major League Baseball team Chicago Cubs has signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement with grill manufacturer Weber.

Headwear, apparel and accessories manufacturer Ahead has reached an agreement to become the primary headwear provider to golf’s Open Championship for three years, beginning with the 2014 edition of the tournament.

MLB baseball team the Chicago White Sox has agreed a multi-year partnership with locally based pizza chain Beggars Pizza.

Chicago Cubs have entered into a three-year deal with locally based pizzeria Giordano’s that makes it the exclusive pizza of the MLB baseball team and its Wrigley Field home.

NHL ice hockey team Chicago Blackhawks has entered into a sponsorship agreement with locally-based entertainment and gambling destination Horseshoe Casino for the remainder of this season.