The Sun-Times article does not list the source, but the word is that the Cubs are ready to make the move, which would dissolve the relationship with the Peoria Chiefs, the Cubs present Class A affiliate. That's a relationship that stretches back some three decades, according to the Sun-Times story.
Obviously, that's a "Wow" for Cubs fans who happen to be from this area. The notion of a Cubs-Cougars relationship has been a dream of many fans in these parts for a long time.
The Cougars presently are affiliated with the Kansas City Royals.
The Cougars' playing field recently was renamed from Elfstrom Stadium to .
- Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/chi-cubs-will-move-class-a-affiliate-to-kane-county-20120821,0,3563432.story
- Chicago Sun-Times: