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“A lot of enthusiasm:” Young Chicago Cubs fans get a history lesson with team going to World Series

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WILMETTE, IL -- While some older Chicago Cubs fans can remember the last time their team reached the World Series, most have been waiting their entire life for Game 1 on Tuesday, October 25th.

Just as it would be any autumn afternoon, Chicago and its suburbs are decked out for Halloween.

"It's been great," said a Cubs fan. chicago

For the first time in generations, the Cubs don't have to dress up as champions. They already are.

"I could never ask to be in a better place," said a Cubs fan.

The "W" for win flags are flying everywhere. When it's not flown, it's painted.chicago2

At St. Francis Xavier School in suburban Wilmette, Illinois, uniforms were not required -- just anything with Cubs blue.

"They say, 'Go Cubs' every morning to start the day. This is history for our kids and certainly a lot of enthusiasm and energy for each of them as fans, but our teachers are really tapping into that as well," said St. Francis Xavier School Principal Colleen Barrett. cubs-fans

As the kids learned about poetry with a Cubs theme they may not understand what this time means, their parents and grandparents sure do. They've waited a generations for days like these.chicago4

Principal Barrett wanted to make this historic stretch special even if you can understand her initial conflicted feelings.

"I'm a Clevelander, my entire family is there. I'm getting calls and messages daily about how the tribe is going to pull through on this one and I am very adamantly a Cubs fan," said Barrett.