CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series for the first time in 108 years. (all times local):
President Barack Obama has invited the World Series champion Chicago Cubs to visit him at the White House.
The president tweeted the invitation early Thursday, shortly after the Cubs beat Cleveland to win the World Series.
“It happened: @Cubs win World Series. That’s change even this South Sider can believe in. Want to come to the White House before I leave?”
Obama previously lived in Chicago and rooted for the White Sox, who won the World Series in 2005. But since they didn’t make the postseason, Obama cheered for the Cubs.
Chicago officials say hundreds of thousands Cubs fans had a “largely peaceful” celebration on Wednesday night after the team’s historic win.
Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications spokeswoman Melissa Stratton says there were 14 arrests, mostly for disorderly and reckless conduct.
Fans poured into Wrigleyville and throughout the city to celebrate the Cubs’ 8-7 win in 10 innings. The Cubs overcame a rain delay and late surge by the Cleveland Indians for the team’s first World Series title since 1908.
Fans will line the streets Friday for a parade to honor the World Series champion Chicago Cubs.
A spokesman for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the parade will be Friday, two days after the Cubs broke a 108-year championship drought.
Spokesman Adam Collins says more details will be available later in the day.
The Chicago Tribune reports Emanuel is calling it “a parade to stand the test of time.”
Chicago fans are writing their names in chalk on the Wrigley Field brick wall.
Lashawn Bennett, a fan since 1976 and a throat cancer survivor, borrowed chalk from Katie Compton to write his name. Compton, a special education teaching assistant, wrote a dozen names of living and departed fans and some for her co-workers.
Writer Peggy Herrington says she hid under a blanket during an “emotional roller coaster” as the Cubs blew a 5-1 lead and needed 10 innings to secure the win against Cleveland.
She says Chicago fans are used to being slightly disappointed, but this season the team shed the label of lovable losers.
Artist Donna Drapeau says the victory showed “the fight” and “grit” of the fans and the city. She says she’s fine with the new identity as winners.
Hillary Clinton cheered her hometown Chicago Cubs on to victory in the World Series.
With the game going to extra innings, Clinton saw the final moments on an aide’s iPad after finishing a presidential campaign rally in Arizona.
Reporters in vans behind the motorcade could hear cheers from the direction of Clinton’s vehicle after the final out. An aide says Clinton staffer and Cubs fan Connolly Keigher pulled one of the Cubs’ signature “W” flags from her purse.
Clinton and the staffer held it up in celebration after the 10-inning game.
Fans are gathering in Wrigleyville to snap selfies in front of the iconic marquee on the stadium that declares the Chicago Cubs “World Series Champions.”
Long-suffering Cubs fans are reveling in the epic win over the Cleveland Indians, ending a 108-year-old drought.
Chicago resident and native of the Philippines Ian Bajamunde held up a newspaper with the joyous headlines and asked a passerby to take a picture of him in front of the stadium. A fan since 1996, he says it’s “surreal” that the Cubs won. He chose the Cubs over the White Sox when he moved to city because he called the team “more lovable.”
Fans also are adding their names in chalk to the back brick wall of Wrigley Field.
The Cubs have returned to sweet home Chicago hours after knocking off the Indians in Cleveland to win their first World Series in 108 years.
A caravan of team buses was welcomed by a raucous crowd outside Wrigley Field early Thursday morning. Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo showed off the World Series trophy for the cheering fans.
Players took turns passing the hardware around on their way back from Cleveland. Numerous Cubs players can be seen on Twitter posing with the trophy on the team plane, including Dexter Fowler, Jorge Soler and John Lackey.
Catcher David Ross, who homered in the final game of his career, shared his picture with the trophy and quipped, “Look what the boys got me for my retirement.”