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Chicago, Overland Park mayors wager on Loyola-Kansas State – KNSS Radio

MARCH 25, 2018 – 12:50 AM

The mayors of Chicago and Overland Park, Kansas, have made a friendly wager on the outcome of the NCAA Elite Eight basketball tournament game between Loyola-Chicago and Kansas State.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he’ll send Overland Park Mayor Carl Gerlach Chicago-style pizza from Loyola student favorite J.B. Alberto’s Pizza. Gerlach says he’ll send Emanuel ribs from Kansas City-style barbecue restaurant Q39. The losing mayor also will make a donation to a charity of the winning mayor’s choice.

Emanuel has chosen Chicago’s Becoming A Man youth mentoring program. Gerlach has picked Overland Park’s Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead.

11th seed Loyola-Chicago defeated 9th seed Kansas State, 78-62 Saturday evening. It looks like Mayor Emanuel will be receiving some Kansas City barbecue and Chicago’s Becoming A Man youth mentoring program will be receiving a donation from Mayor Gerlach.

Congratulations, Loyola-Chicago.

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 1000 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111


11051 Antioch Rd Overland Park, KS 66210