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NIU to Host Illinois HS Football Championships
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) -- High school football title games will be held at Northern Illinois University's Huskie Stadium in DeKalb during odd years starting in 2013 and running through 2021.

The Illinois High School Association's board of directors approved the state final hosting bid on Monday. The NIU campus will be home to football title games on Thanksgiving weekends in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021. The title games will remain at Memorial Stadium at the University of Illinois in Champaign during even years, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020.

The IHSA had to alter the schedule because the University of Illinois will be playing home games on Thanksgiving weekends during odd years.

Other football bids came from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and Illinois State University in Normal.

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