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NFL Draft to return to Chicago


The NFL draft is returning to Chicago next year.

Commissioner Roger Goodell and Mayor Rahm Emanuel made the announcement at the NFL owner's meetings on Tuesday. It's the second straight year for Chicago after a long run at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

The league was believed to be considering Los Angeles, but this year's draft in Chicago and "Draft Town" -- an NFL-themed party at Grant Park -- drew huge crowds, impressing the league.

It will run from April 28-30, 2016.

The draft also was held in Chicago in 1938, 1942-44, 1951, and 1962-64.

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