EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- Central Illinois has spoken. This year's Salvation Army Bears-Packers Kettle Challenge goes to the Chicago Bears.
Saturday, two teams of bell ringers suited up at the Hy-Vee store in Peoria and Bass Pro Shops in East Peoria.
Passersby were asked to donate money to the kettle representing their team of preference.
The final tally: Chicago bears $890, the Green Bay Packers $691.