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5 Facts About the Chicago Sky

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The Chicago Sky is a professional basketball team based in Rosemont, Illinois, playing in the Eastern Conference in the Women's National Basketball Association.

The National Basketball Association is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.

Rosemont is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States, located immediately northwest of Chicago.

Illinois is a state in the midwestern region of the United States, achieving statehood in 1818.

Elena Delle Donne Leads Chicago Sky in HUGE Comeback Win! by WNBA

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The team was founded before the 2006 WNBA season began.

2006 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2006th year of the Common Era and Anno Domini designations, the 6th year of the 3rd millennium, the 6th year of the 21st century, and the 7th year of the 2000s decade.

A season is a division of the year marked by changes in weather, ecology and hours of daylight.

Elena Delle Donne Career Highlights with the Chicago Sky by WNBA

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It is owned by Michael J. Alter and Margaret Stender.

Michael Alter is an American businessman who is the president of his own company, the Alter Group, which, as of 2005 is, one of the nation's ten largest commercial real estate developers.

Margaret Stender is business woman and former college basketball player.

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Like some other WNBA teams, the Sky is not affiliated with an NBA counterpart, although the Chicago Bulls play in the same market.

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The Sky clinched their first playoff berth in team history on August 23, 2013 and their first WNBA Finals appearance on September 3, 2014.

The WNBA Finals is the championship series of the Women's National Basketball Association and the conclusion of the league's postseason each fall.

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