---- — Victories for 14u tennis team
Mt. Vernon’s 14-and-under junior tennis team improved to 6-1 on the season with a pair of victories on Tuesday.
Mt. Vernon defeated Effingham 25-23, and then squeezed past Teutopolis 27-20.
In the Effingham match, winners for Mt. Vernon were Daniel Song and Andrew Smith in boys’ doubles with a 6-0 victory, Skylar Beckley and Trisha Nair in girls’ doubles, winning 6-1, Song and Priyanka Kaushal took a 6-4 mixed doubles match and Smith and Nair also won in mixed doubles 6-0.
Smith and Beckley won in mixed doubles in the Teutopolis match by a 6-2 score and Song combined with Will Walton for a 6-3 boys’ doubles victory.
Suburb offers home to Chicago Cubs
TINLEY PARK (AP) — A suburban Chicago community that’s in decidedly White Sox country is making a pitch to be the home of the Cubs.
The Southtown Star reports that Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki sent a letter to Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts asking him to consider moving the team to the city southwest of Chicago if efforts to renovate Wrigley Field fall apart. Zabrocki is suggesting the site of a former mental health facility.
Zabrocki says he doesn’t think the Cubs will leave Wrigley. But he figures if they do decide to move, he wants his offer out there.
The mayors of Cicero and Rosemont made similar offers, and an official in DuPage County has suggested the Cubs might want to look there.
The Cubs say they’re flattered but are focused on Wrigley.
Blackhawks Cup parade set for Friday
CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago will celebrate their Stanley Cup-winning Blackhawks with a parade and rally.
City officials say the parade will start at 10:30 a.m. on Friday. Blackhawks players will be atop double-decker buses. The parade will make its way to a rally at Hutchinson Field in Grant Park along Lake Michigan. Officials say the field can hold up to 100,000 people, but large TV screens will be put up for overflow crowds.
City officials encourage fans to take public transportation, not bring restricted items and take precautions for warm weather. Fans are asked not to bring backpacks.
An estimated 2 million fans turned out to celebrate in downtown Chicago when the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 2010.