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    Coach Weber will attend Meet and Greet Tour stops in Lisle, Bloomington and Peoria.

    Coach Weber will attend Meet and Greet Tour stops in Lisle, Bloomington and Peoria.

    May 2, 2008

    Champaign, Ill. - Coaches from the University of Illinois' Division of Intercollegiate Athletics will be traveling the state once again this spring, visiting with Illini fans as part of the second annual Meet and Greet Tour. The four scheduled stops include Chicagoland (Lisle) on May 12, Springfield on May 22, Bloomington on June 4 and Peoria on June 19.

    Head football coach Ron Zook is already set to attend all four locations. The Illini men's basketball program will also be in attendance with head coach Bruce Weber speaking at the Lisle, Bloomington and Peoria events while assistant coach Jerrance Howard visits the Springfield event.

    "We have loyal fans throughout the state who continue to show tremendous support for our teams," Weber said. "The Meet and Greet Tour is a great opportunity for us to join Coach Zook in visiting these cities that bleed Orange and Blue and talking Illini basketball and football."

    A final lineup of other speakers at each venue will be announced at a later date. Fans will have the opportunity to take photos, get autographs and ask direct questions of the coaches at each Meet and Greet location. Team posters, ticket information and schedule cards also will be available at each stop.

    All four events are free admission and include complimentary appetizers. All Meet and Greets will begin at 7 p.m. Due to space limitations, the events are limited to the first 500 fans. To reserve your place, register on-line here.

    2008 Meet and Greet Schedule

    May 12, 2008, 7 p.m. -- Chicagoland (Lisle)
    Chicago-Wyndham, Lisle-Chicago Executive Meeting Center
    3000 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL

    May 22, 2008, 7 p.m. -- Springfield
    Illini Country Club
    1601 S Illini Rd
    Springfield, IL

    June 4, 2008, 7 p.m. -- Bloomington
    Bloomington Country Club
    605 N Towanda Ave
    Bloomington, IL

    June 19, 2008, 7 p.m. -- Peoria
    Embassy Suites East Peoria
    100 Conference Center Drive
    East Peoria, IL

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