Michael Jordan named top Illinois athlete


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Michael Jordan has been voted the top Illinois athlete by online voters.

Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA titles.

The Illinois Top 200 project asks people to vote on different categories including top historic event, top musician, top author, and others.

Jordan was followed by Bears stars Dick Butkus and Walter Payton.

The top five also included Chicago Cubs player Ernie Banks and track-and-field legend Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

Voting in the next category, groundbreaking women, is underway. 

The nominees include Jane Addams, Hillary Clinton, "Mother" Jones and Oprah Winfrey.

To vote, click HERE.

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