Illinois District 17: Welcome

Little League Logo Welcome to the
 Illinois District 17 Website!

 Go to our Facebook page for updates, pictures and info posted by District 17 Fans! (Link posted below)

District Email Address:

Facebook Page: 

State & Sectional Info:

Thursday, May 30
2013 Tournaments Are Underway!

Our 2013 Tournaments are now underway!  Make sure to check back here every evening for the latest scores and other news.  Also make sure to check out our Facebook page as we will post updates to that page throughout each day.  Our Facebook page will be where we make our announcements first in order to get the word out to everyone in a quick manner.  Also make sure to click on the 2013 Tournaments page in the left-hand navigation menu to access scores and brackets.  Good luck to all of our teams!


IL District 17 on Facebook: 

Tuesday, June 12
2013 Tournament Rules

Attached are handouts for 2013 Tournament Rules.  Please remember that these are only guidelines, and the Little League rulebook always takes precedence.
Handout: 2013 Tournament Rules

Sunday, June 12
Report Those Scores!

As tournament hosts and tournament director's, it is your duty at the end of every night to report the scores of your games to the district staff so that we can update the brackets and website for all others to see.  We have many people that check this website daily for tournament updates so it is vital that we get this information at the end of games every night. For Baseball scores, report them by text, email, or phone to Ryon McNeff, 217-257-2888.  For Softball scores, report them to Scott Budke, 309-264-7845 or by text, email, or phone call.

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Thursday, June 3
IL District 17 on FACEBOOK



A Facebook Page has been set up for IL District 17 as an additional way to relay information to Teams and Parents.  We've found that people will check their Facebook page several times a day but are less likely to log into a website as often.Facebook Logo We will continue to post information at both locations.  Even if you do not have a Facebook account, you will be able to log in and read information on the District Fan Page although you will not be able to make comments.  We would like our Fans to interact on the Facebook Page and pass along information regarding teams and sites and even pictures.  


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Thursday, June 3
Lightning Safety


You can almost guarantee that there will be rain or storms sometime in July when the post season tournaments are going on.  It is important that the Players, Managers & Coaches, as well as the Fans understand the importance of Lightning Safety.  Below are two handouts that have been provided by the Weather service.  Please print out and take time to review.  Let's keep everyone safe during this tournament season!

Handout: Lightning Safety Guide

Lightning Safety

Handout: Coach's Guide to Lightning Safety

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Tournament Broadcasts on Air or Online!


Larry Bostwick, of LB Sports Productions, and his staff will once again be broadcasting live from various Little League Tournament sites, A new addition this year will be Larry's third station, WRMS, which will allow for the broadcasting of even more games than ever before. The games can be heard live by tuning into 101.3 FM WVIL, 94.3 FM WRMS, or 92.5 FM WKXQ.

If you or your family and friends are out of the radio listening area and want to catch the games, they can be accessed through webcast.  For WVIL, go to and click on "LISTEN NOW" button on the left.  For WKXQ, go to and click on "LISTEN NOW" on the left side of the screen.  For WRMS go to and click on "LISTEN NOW" on the left side of the screen. The broadcast schedule will be posted on each station's website.

Also, you can listen to the broadcasts on any smartphone by just going to the station's website and clicking on "MOBILE STREAMING" on the left side.  Blackberry's must use the TuneIn Radio app, which can be downloaded from Blackberry App World, also the TuneIn Radio app is available for any smartphone.

Pass the word along to your out of town or out of state Grandparents, Parent, Aunts and Uncles! They can join in the fun and listen to the games live from where ever they may live!

Handout: Radio Bio Sheets