Cubs fans win again.
Illinois’ bicentennial voters have picked Wrigley Field as the state’s best building over the past 200 years.
Wrigley has been open for nearly half of the state’s life, and the Cubs were lovable losers for about that long, too.
Chris Wills of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency said people may be surprised that the Willis Tower or the John Hancock Center didn’t get second.
“Wrigley Filed was followed by the Dana Thomas House in Springfield,” Wills said. “But that’s not the only [Frank Lloyd] Wright house on the list. Voters selected the Roby House up in Springfield at No. 5.”
Wills said the rest of the top buildings were an eclectic mix.
“We had the Baha’i House of Worship up in Wilmette coming in at No. 3. That’s just a magnificent building that maybe not enough people know about, ” Wills said. “The Sears Tower, now known as the Willis Tower, is near the top of the list. It came in at No. 4.”
Illinois is putting together a Top 200 list of the best people, places, and things in the state’s history.
Voters are choosing the best historic spots in the state this week.
People can vote and see the winners at IllinoisTop200.com
Article by ILNews.org
IC Esports Falls to Maryland, 2-0
The Illinois College esports team fell in Week 2 of the Upsurge Premier League to the University of Maryland, a team who reached the semifinals of Riot Games League of Legends Collegiate championship last season.
After an even contest in the first match that ended 18-13, Maryland had a dominant performance in the second match winning 25-10.
Illinois College falls to 0-2 in the Upsurge Premier League.
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IC Falls in Upsurge Premier League Opener
PRESS RELEASE | The Illinois College esports team lost to Skizm Esports, 2-0, on Tuesday night. To start off the competition for the school year, IC is playing in the Upsurge Premier League. Upsurge had over 65 teams apply to be in the premier league, with the top 24 teams being chosen. Illinois College was one of those 24 teams.
The first matchup came against Skizm Esports, an amateur organization founded in 2016. Its roster is compiled of three players currently in masters in the League of Legends ladder (top 600 players in North America), as well as one player in Diamond 2 and one player in Diamond 3.
The first game ended in 33 minutes with a final kill score of 25-14 in favor of Skizm. Game 2 ended in 30 minutes with a final kill score of 15-7 in favor of Skizm.
Illinois College falls to 0-1 in the Upsurge Premier League. Play resumes against the University of Maryland on Oct. 2.
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