Chicago is throwing a massive party for the Blackhawks

Chicago is throwing a massive party for the Blackhawks
Chicago is throwing a massive party for the Blackhawks

Chicago is throwing a massive party for the Blackhawks

The Bears gave us one in ‘85. Same with the Sox 20 years later. The Bulls did it a half-dozen times in the ‘90s. And now the Blackhawks have given Chicago their third championship in the last six years. And yet, it never gets old. Our sports teams and their winning ways bring together a city divided by race, class, and neighborhood boundaries in ways no other person or entity could. Once again the people of our town will embrace their heroes and each other as the ‘Hawks make their way through the loop in celebration of their Stanley Cup victory. WBEZ’s Cheryl Raye Stout joins us from the United Center where the team will begin their victory lap, and Michael Puente joins us from somewhere among the throngs. (Flickr/wellness_photos)