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Chicago To Host Blackhawks Victory Parade Friday

No specific date, time set as of Monday night



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    The streets of Chicago were full of red and black for the 2010 celebration.

    A parade and victory rally will be held Friday morning to congratulate the Stanley Cup-winning Chicago Blackhawks, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office announced Tuesday morning in a statement.

    Additional details, including the location, exact time and route, have yet to be announced.

    The last celebration, in 2010, was one of the biggest public events the city had ever seen. City officials estimated the crowd at roughly two million people.

    Celebrations erupted Monday night after the team's win, with fans spilling out onto streets in Wrigleyville and near the United Center.

    Emanuel was quick with kind words Monday night after the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Boston Bruins to bring the Stanley Cup back to the Windy City for the second time in four years.

    "The City of Chicago is thrilled to congratulate our own Chicago Blackhawks on their hard-fought victory, once again bringing the Stanley Cup back to their sweet home Chicago," he said in a statement. "Our best wishes go out to the Bruins and the city of Boston for a well-played series. In the past few months, the people of Boston have showed how they can pull together and the Bruins have represented that same spirit, demonstrating what makes Boston a truly world-class city. Our congratulations go out to Rocky Wirtz, Coach Joel Quenneville, the incredible Blackhawks players, and the whole Blackhawks family for their dedication and determination to make Chicago a championship city once again. The City of Big Shoulders stood shoulder to shoulder with the Blackhawks all season and we are all looking forward to welcoming them home as champions."