They ain’t afraid of no ghost.

Built on the strength of an All-Star roster and backed by the support of a famous swashbuckling “Ghostbuster,” the Chicago Cubs finally broke free of the Billy Goat curse Saturday with their epic NL championship win over the Los Angeles Dodgers to advance to their first World Series in 71 years.

The celebrations inside and outside Wrigley Field were predictably wild, and the headlines being conjured up in newsrooms across America were just as good. From Bill Murray-inspired headlines to channeling the late great Ernie Banks, here’s a sampling of how some of Illinois and the rest of the country’s major dailies covered the historic win:

(Newspaper photos courtesy: Newseum)

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