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|Northwestern and Illinois, who played at Wrigley Field last November, are both trying to establish a bigger presence in Chicago.|
|Illini coach Ron Zook celebrates with the crowd after defeating Northwestern last season at Wrigley Field.|
"We heard them say some things, like 'We recruit different kind of guys. They don’t recruit our kind of guys,'" Illini linebacker Ian Thomas said. "We want to show them our kind of guys are better football players and a better team."