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Join in on the Santo HOF fun


Join in on the Santo HOF fun

Ron Santo will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame next Sunday, July 22, in Cooperstown, New York.

For those unable to head to the east coast, don't fret. There's plenty to do around the Chicagoland area both before and after the induction ceremony.

On Tuesday, July 17, the Cubs will host a luncheon at Wildfire Chicago. Santo's son, Ron, Jr., Fergie Jenkins and Pat Hughes will all be in attendance. The session will be aired on WGN Radio from Noon to 1 p.m. and tickets are 55. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.

Fans making the trek to New York can take part in the Cubs Fan Fest Saturday, July 21 at Cooperstown's Fenimore Art Museum from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT. Hughes and Jenkins will be there, along with Billy Williams, Randy Hundley, Glenn Becketter, the Ricketts family and more. There will be a video of Santo's memorable moments as well as food, music and drinks.

The induction ceremony will take place Sunday, July 22 at Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown at 1:30 p.m. EDT.

Chicagoans staying in Illinois can take in the ceremony at the Captain Morgan Club at Wrigley Field. The viewing party will start at 11 a.m.

To cap off the ceremonies, the Cubs will host Ron Santo Day at Wrigley Field on July 27, during a 1:20 game vs. the Cardinals. The first 10,000 fans will receive a commemorative Ron Santo Hall of Fame Plaque and Santo will be honored on the field prior to the game. In a special tribute, the center field grass will showcase Santo's No. 10.

For more information on the activities surrounding Santo's Hall of Fame induction, head to

Comcast SportsNet and will have you covered throughout the entire induction weekend from Cooperstown. Be sure to follow @CubsTalkCSN or @CSNChicago for more updates.

High School Lites Football Roundup Week 9

High School Lites Football Roundup Week 9

High School Lites is back with an exciting Week 9 full of thrilling matchups. NBC Sports Chicago has the highlights of some of the top matchups from Friday's games.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @NBCSPREPS for all of the latest IHSA football scores and highlights.

DRIVE: Batavia (episode 9)

TEAM OF THE WEEK: Oak Forest football

VIEWERS' CHOICE GAMES OF THE WEEK: Fremd runs past Schaumburg

WINTRUST ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Notre Dame running back Ty Gavin


(1) Lincoln-Way East 31, (16) Bolingbrook 0

(2) Batavia 24, Wheaton North 13

(3) Brother Rice 31, (17) Montini 0

(4) Marist 24, Benet 7

(6) Homewood-Flossmoor 56, Sandburg 0

(7) Cary-Grove 55, (15) Naperville Central 41

(9) Nazareth Academy 42, Marian Catholic 6

(10) Maine South 48, Niles West 6

(11) Oswego 22, Plainfield South 15

(12) Richards 41, Eisenhower 6

(13) Phillips 41, Raby 0

(14) Willowbrook 42, Downers South 20

(18) Oak Park-River Forest 48, Lyons 0

(19) Warren 43, Mundelein 7

(20) Glenbard West 35, Proviso West 6

(21) Hillcrest 43, Bremen 6

Joliet Catholic 33, (22) Notre Dame 17

(23) Hinsdale Central 21, Hinsdale South 12

(24) Rolling Meadows 34, Buffalo Grove 7

Wheaton Warrenville South 13, (25) St. Charles North 11


Payton 43, Kenwood 42

Coal City 43, Lisle 14

Huntley 55, Dundee-Crown 12

Perspectives 32, Solorio 16


Fenwick vs. (5) Mount Carmel 

(8) Simeon vs. Curie

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Can the Bears pull off an upset at home against Tom Brady and the Patriots?


SportsTalk Live Podcast: Can the Bears pull off an upset at home against Tom Brady and the Patriots?

Chris Emma, Matt Zahn and Gabe Ramirez join David Kaplan on the panel.

0:00- NBC Sports National NBA Insider Tom Haberstroh joins the panel to discuss the Bulls’ terrible defensive performance as well as Zach LaVine’s impressive season debut.

11:35- Khalil Mack is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Patriots. Can the Bears pull off the upset against Tom Brady?

23:50- NBC Sports Boston Patriots insider Tom E. Curran joins Kap to talk about how New England views the Bears and discuss how Matt Nagy’s team can exploit the Patriots’ weaknesses.

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below.