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Thank-you for visiting! This site provides coverage and results for every Illinois State Little League Baseball Tournament held for the major baseball (11-12 years old) division since 1957.

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What's New

(June 2021) -- A year after cancelling all tournament play due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Little League Baseball has announced plans for the 2021 international tournament. Following consultation with an advisory committee comprised of outside experts, Little League Baseball has decided to hold the 2021 Little League World Series and all of its qualifying tournaments for the Little League Baseball and Softball divisions (age 10-12 years). Other age divisions will end play at the state tournament level. For 2021 only, the Little League World Series will involve only U.S.-based leagues, with the top two finishers in each region advancing to the Little League World Series.

Little League Baseball has provided guidelines around attendance at the series and COVID protocols for tournament officials and volunteers -- details can be found on the official Little League Baseball website. Beyond this, local tournament officials will follow protocols established by local health authorities based on conditions in their specific area.

With this decision in place and U.S. tournament competition set to begin in the coming weeks, we have begun our coverage of the 2021 Illinois state tournament -- click for details. If you can provide results or pairings for Illinois district tournaments that are not listed on this site, please contact the Unpage.

(June 2019) -- We have begun our coverage of the 2019 Illinois state tournament -- click for details. If you can provide results or pairings for Illinois district and sectional tournaments that are not listed on this site, please contact the Unpage.

This site was one of the three original Unpage sites, and has been on the web since July 5, 1996. Click to contact the webmaster with any comments or questions about this page.


The Illinois State Tournament

The first ever Illinois state tournament was held in 1957. Prior to that year, Illinois district champions competed in sectional tournaments that also included teams from other states and provinces. The winners of these sectional meets advanced directly to the region tournament, making it conceivable that no Illinois league -- or multiple leagues -- would advance to the region tournament.

Today, the Illinois state tournament brings together four sectional champions. The tournament began as a single-elimination, four-team competition, then converted to a double-elimination format comprising either four or five sections in the early 1980s.

The Illinois state champions advance to the Great Lakes Region tournament in Whitestown, Indiana. The winner of this tournament qualifies for the Little League World Series.

Fourteen Illinois teams have won region championships and competed in the Little League World Series. Three of these teams reached the Little League World Series championship game: the Kankakee Jaycees Little League in 1958 and 1962, and Chicago's Roseland North Little League in 1967.

Click to view a timeline showing the evolution of the Illinois Little League tournament structure.


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Unpage Region Tournament Sites (1957-2000)

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Unpage Region Tournament Sites (1949-1956)

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