Cubs to visit White House on Monday

The Cubs will continue one of sports' most treasured honors for a champion by visiting the White House on Monday.

The Cubs will be honored for their first World Series title since 1908, a source confirmed Tuesday night.

The visit holds special significance, since President Barack Obama developed his political roots in Chicago and will have the distinction of honoring the Cubs in the White House just days before leaving office on Jan. 20.

In addition, Cubs co-owner Laura Ricketts and President Theo Epstein are supporters of the president.

The Cubs' visit will occur after the annual Cubs Convention this weekend, which nearly all of the members of the World Series team will attend.

The White House and then-President George W. Bush hosted the White Sox after they won the 2005 World Series.

The Cubs' visit was first reported by Mary Ann Ahern of NBC-5.

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