The WNBA champion Chicago Sky came to Springfield for official Illinois House recognition on Tuesday, October 26. Although seeded No. 6, the Chicago Sky fought back from their challenging seeding through playoff victories over WNBA teams from Dallas, Minnesota, and Connecticut. In a best-of-five final, the Chicago Sky then defeated the Phoenix Mercury, three games to one.
This was the first WNBA title won by the Chicago Sky. The team plays in Chicago’s Wintrust Arena. The Chicago Sky were congratulated in HR 520, which was adopted unanimously by the House in the presence of most of the State’s elected statewide officials. The team’s coach, and several key players, visited Springfield to accept the honor.