A stretch of central Illinois road may be re-named after one of baseball's greats.
The Illinois House has adopted a resolution that would designate a section of Route 24 in and near Peoria as the "Jim Thome Highway."
Thome hails from Peoria, and went on to a successful Major League Baseball career.
The area's State Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, a Democrat, says Thome was a prolific hitter. He was on the Chicago White Sox when he reached the sluggers' gold standard of hitting 500 home runs.