Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Illinois' 200th-- Part 5: A Canoe and an Orange Krush
8. DES PALINES RIVER CANOE MARATHON-- Paddlers go either 18.5-mile course or a shorter 5.25-mile one. Started in 1958. Last year, nearly 800 paddlers from 10 states took part in canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards.
Begins in Libertyville and ends in Mount Prospect.
This year's event May 20.
9. FIGHTING ILLINI BASKETBALL AND FOOTBALL, State Farm center and memorial Stadium in Champaign
Get that good old Big 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 school spirit. The State Farm center has an intense student section in basketball called the Orange Krush.
A sea of orange and trademark cheers.