four:30 p.m. CDT
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the city of Chicago will celebrate the 2015 Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks starting at 10 a.m. Thursday, with a parade followed by a rally at Soldier Field.
Emanuel says the celebration will be worthy of a hockey dynasty. It is the team’s third Stanley Cup title in six seasons.
The parade will march along Monroe Street, beginning at Jefferson Street, and finish at Michigan Avenue. The rally will be held afterward at Soldier Field, the home of the Chicago Bears. The rally will be a cost-free, but ticketed event. How the public will obtain tickets wasn’t instantly announced.
1:45 p.m. CDT
Illinois lawmakers have congratulated the Chicago Blackhawks for winning the team’s third championship in six years.
Quite a few members of the Legislature wore red Chicago jerseys and t-shirts Tuesday in honor of the Blackhawks’ Monday night Stanley Cup win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Amongst them was Democratic state Rep. Martin Moylan, of Des Plaines, who delivered a floor speech honoring the team ahead of major fellow lawmakers in a quick rendition of “Chelsea Dagger,” the song that follows Blackhawks ambitions at the United Center.
1:35 p.m. CDT
The Stanley Cup has been spotted at a well known Chicago restaurant.
Hours immediately after the Chicago Blackhawks captured the cup for the third time in six years, team officials showed it off Tuesday to fans at Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush.
Many fans have been tracking the cup’s whereabouts on Twitter and word immediately spread that it was on display in the restaurant’s window for all to see.
Hours soon after the Blackhawks defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-, the cup created an look at a nightclub prior to creating its way back to the United Center.
Group owner Rocky Wirtz says he wasn’t shocked since players in past years have taken the cup to restaurants, bars and even swimming pools.
1:30 p.m. CDT
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he only had four hours of sleep immediately after watching the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup at the United Center.
Emanuel said at a news conference Tuesday that the city is arranging a victory parade for the group that is “worthy of a dynasty.”
The Blackhawks won their third championship in six years Monday night with a 2- house win more than the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Emanuel known as it a “tremendous victory for the group and the coach.”
9:55 a.m. CDT
Bob Gertenrich is not the only Chicago Blackhawks fan throwing about the word ‘dynasty’ after the group hoisted the Stanley Cup for the third time in the last six years.
But he may be the only one who can say he’s seen each house game because January of 1966 — two,264 of them, to be precise.
The 68-year-old Gertenrich says watching his beloved Blackhawks win yet another championship in the salary cap era was “certainly incredible.” Having said that, he says Monday night’s victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning was also “bittersweet” because of the news that 1 of Chicago’s all-time greats, Stan Mikita, wasn’t able to enjoy it.
A progressive brain disorder has robbed the NHL Hall of Famer of his memories.
9:25 a.m. CDT
Where’s the Stanley Cup?
That is the question of the moment in Chicago soon after the Blackhawks won their third championship on Monday evening.
By Tuesday morning, the city’s hockey fans have been posting on Twitter making use of hashtags like #cuptracker and following accounts like @WheresTheCup attempting to come across the trophy.