Local residents?”or at least those of the South-Side persuasion?”will have the chance to get up close and personal with a piece of Chicago history next month when the White Sox World Series Trophy Tour makes a stop at Brookfield Village Hall.

The trophy will be on display in village hall on Aug. 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In exchange for a suggested $10 donation to White Sox Charities, Recreation Department representative Arlene Rovner said, visitors would have the chance to take pictures of the trophy and also pose for pictures with it.

The White Sox organization originally contacted the village, asking if they’d like to participate in the tour, which includes about 200 stops in 75 cities in Illinois. Given the importance of baseball to the Brookfield community, village officials immediately responded to the request.

“Brookfield has always been a baseball town,” said Village President Michael Garvey, “so I wanted to give our residents the opportunity to see this piece of history. As all Chicago fans know, this kind of thing doesn’t happen very often.”

Rovner said they are anticipating a large crowd at the trophy viewing, noting that White Sox representatives have reported long lines at other tour stops.

“We are expecting a big crowd, especially since the team is doing really well again this year,” she said. “People are still hyped up about last year’s win, and they’re going to come out to see the trophy.”

?”Jessica Glowinski