Chicago Cubs fans celebrate during a rally in Grant Park honoring the World Series baseball champions Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, in Chicago's Grant Park.
(Rex Arbogast/Associated Press)
November 04, 2016

Cubs Hold Parade, Rally In Front Of 5 Million Fans

The Chicago river was blue from dye and baseball fans in Chicago celebrated the Cubs win in the World Series with a parade. As is the case with every city celebration of a team's win, the streets were lined with fans and at the end players and team management address a large crowd. City officials estimate some 5 million people took part in the parade.

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Cubs fans celebrate on Clark Street after the team won the National League Championship Series Saturday night.
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October 24, 2016

Cubs Fans Hope World Series Ends 'Lovable Losers' Nickname

No more curses, no more goats, no more Bartman or just plain bad luck. All of those evil spirits are now done and gone thanks to the Cubs winning the National League pennant Saturday. And Cubs fans are feeling confident as the team heads into game one of the World Series Tuesday against the Cleveland Indians. On Saturday night, when the last out was made during the playoffs, the roar of the crowd was like a tsunami flowing down the streets in the Wrigleyville neighborhood.

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In this March 18, 2014 file photo, voters cast their ballots in the Illinois primary in Hinsdale, Ill.
M. Spencer Green/Associated Press
September 27, 2016

Judge's Ruling Reduces Election Day Registration In Illinois

A federal judge has scaled back Election Day voter registration for highly populated areas in Illinois, a decision that sides Republicans who claimed in a lawsuit that last year's extension of same-day registration is unconstitutional. Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan's move on Tuesday temporarily blocks wider same-day registration lawmakers put into effect in 2015.

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Champaign City Council member Marci Dodds, who's stepping down from her seat. She and husband Cody Sokolski are moving to Chica
City of Champaign
February 24, 2016

Champaign Council Member Dodds Stepping Down, Moving To Chicago

After nearly 11 years, Champaign City Council member Marci Dodds says she's resigning.  She and husband Jon "Cody" Sokolski are moving to Chicago, where Dodds says he can take advantage of his music career.  Dodds says she's proudest to have been part of votes on watershed projects, and a summer youth job program.

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January 25, 2016

Champaign Council To Discuss 'BYOB' Proposal

The discussion at Tuesday night's Champaign City Council study session is aimed to benefit a handful of businesses, including one restaurant and a 'paint and sip' business in the city.  Some other Illinois cities have addressed the 'Bring Your Own Bottle' idea, including Chicago and a few suburbs.

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In this Oct. 16, 2015 file photo, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to reporters about the Illinois budget at the State Capitol in Springfield.
Seth Perlman/AP
October 31, 2015

Rauner: November Meeting With Leaders More For Media

Republican Governor Bruce Rauner and the state's Democratic legislative leaders are scheduled to meet on November 18th in an effort to end Illinois' budget impasse.  But when asked about it Friday, Rauner said the open public meeting is more for the media's benefit than real compromise.

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