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White Sox, Illinois form partnership

The Chicago White Sox and the University of Illinois announced a cross-promotional partnership on Wednesday.

The relationship will allow Illinois fans special offers to selected White Sox games, suites, group sales, patio parties and Illini Day, which include a pre-game parade on June 1. The White Sox will also promote Illinois athletics.

"We are very excited to announce our relationship with the White Sox," Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas said in a statement. "We feel this will increase Fighting Illini exposure in Chicago, and allow some great opportunities for fans to experience exciting major league baseball at U.S. Cellular Field.

"This is among the first of several cross-promotional relationships coming from the Illini and organizations in Chicago."

Ticket information can be found at www.whitesox.com/illini.