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Chicago Cubs World Series trophy to visit South Bend

Chicago Cubs' David Ross points the Commissioners Trophy as he speaks during a celebration honoring the World Series champions at Grant Park in Chicago, Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs’ World Series trophy is hitting the road.

In a news release, the team announced that the tour that will begin at Cubs Team Store on Michigan Avenue on Dec. 9 and at City Hall on Dec. 15. After that, the trophy will make stops throughout Illinois. Among the cities the trophy will visit before Opening Day are Bloomington, Champaign, Freeport, Peoria, the Quad Cities, Rockford and Springfield.

The trophy will visit South Bend, Fort Wayne, and Indianapolis, though the exact date are unknown. The trophy will also visit Des Moines and other Iowa communities. It will also be taken to Mesa, Arizona in time for spring training.

Fans looking to see the trophy and take a picture with it can follow the tour on Twitter and Instagram (@Cubs) by using the #CubsTrophyTour hashtag.

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