Rep. McAuliffe part of the successful effort to bring the NFL Draft to Chicago

"I am ready to get to work with all stakeholders to guarantee
Chicagoland is chosen to host the event in the future.”
~ Rep. Michael McAuliffe last Spring
Last Spring Rep. Michael McAuliffe carried HR 1096 inviting the NFL to select Chicagoland as a site and headquarters for the NFL Draft. McAuliffe stated at the time that "The NFL Draft would be a major win to our area by creating jobs, benefiting tourism, and encouraging economic development."

Today Illinois received the news that the NFL draft will indeed be moving to Chicago in 2015.

From today's Chicago Tribune: Nothing sells hope to fans of all 32 NFL teams like the draft, and next year the league will bring that hope -- and all the accompanying hoopla -- to Chicago.

The Los Angeles Times and Yahoo Sports reported Thursday that the draft, which for the last nine years has been conducted in New York's Radio City Music Hall, will move to Chicago next spring and be held from April 30 through May 2. Read the rest of the story by Brad Biggs.

More about Rep. McAuliffe's efforts to bring the NFL to Chicagoland.