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Parade for Blackhawks Thursday. Will it be bigger than 2010, 2013?

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  • The Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane hoists the Stanley Cup while celebrating with fans during the 2010 parade.

    The Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane hoists the Stanley Cup while celebrating with fans during the 2010 parade.
    Associated Press

  • Chicago Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews holds up the 2013 Stanley Cup during a victory parade in Chicago. It was the team's second championship in four years.

    Chicago Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews holds up the 2013 Stanley Cup during a victory parade in Chicago. It was the team's second championship in four years.
    Associated Press

  • Team buses make their way along Michigan Avenue during the victory parade for the 2013 Chicago Blackhawks following their Stanley Cup victory.

      Team buses make their way along Michigan Avenue during the victory parade for the 2013 Chicago Blackhawks following their Stanley Cup victory.
    RICK WEST | Staff Photographer

  • Buses make their way along the parade route heading toward Grant Park to start the celebration with the Chicago Blackhawks fans in 2013.

      Buses make their way along the parade route heading toward Grant Park to start the celebration with the Chicago Blackhawks fans in 2013.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • A fan climbs for a better viewpoint during the 2010 victory parade for the Chicago Blackhawks following their Stanley Cup Final win over Philadelphia.

      A fan climbs for a better viewpoint during the 2010 victory parade for the Chicago Blackhawks following their Stanley Cup Final win over Philadelphia.
    Daily Herald File photo by RICK WEST | Staff Photographer

  • The Chicago Blackhawks ride in double-decker buses with the Stanley Cup during the 2010 ticker tape parade in Chicago.

    The Chicago Blackhawks ride in double-decker buses with the Stanley Cup during the 2010 ticker tape parade in Chicago.
    Associated Press

  • An el train passes over Washington Street as the Chicago Blackhawks ride in double-decker buses with the Stanley Cup during a ticker-tape parade in 2010.

    An el train passes over Washington Street as the Chicago Blackhawks ride in double-decker buses with the Stanley Cup during a ticker-tape parade in 2010.
    Associated Press

  • A view of the 2010 Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup celebration in Chicago.

      A view of the 2010 Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup celebration in Chicago.
    GEORGE LECLAIRE | Staff Photographer

  • RICK WEST/rwest@dailyherald.com A fan climbs for a better view during the 2010 victory parade for the Chicago Blackhawks following their Stanley Cup Final win over Philadelphia.

    RICK WEST/rwest@dailyherald.com A fan climbs for a better view during the 2010 victory parade for the Chicago Blackhawks following their Stanley Cup Final win over Philadelphia.

  • Thousands of Chicago Blackhawks fans crowd along the parade route in 2013 as they watch the players head toward Grant Park to start the celebration.

      Thousands of Chicago Blackhawks fans crowd along the parade route in 2013 as they watch the players head toward Grant Park to start the celebration.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Derek Alford, 3, sits back with his mohawk haircut as his dad Eric Alford, holds a Blackhawks banner. Both of Lake in the Hills, they were waiting for the Stanley Cup parade on Washington Street in Chicago in 2013.

      Derek Alford, 3, sits back with his mohawk haircut as his dad Eric Alford, holds a Blackhawks banner. Both of Lake in the Hills, they were waiting for the Stanley Cup parade on Washington Street in Chicago in 2013.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Video: 2013 Blackhawks victory parade

 
Daily Herald report

A victory parade will be held Thursday in downtown Chicago to celebrate the latest Blackhawks Stanley Cup championship.

Details about the celebration will be released later today.

The Blackhawks' 2010 and 2013 Stanley Cup wins drew about 2 million people to the Loop and Grant Park for ticker-tape parades. Fans turned downtown Chicago into a sea of red and black shirts and banners.

Throngs cheered as confetti rained down on the streets and the Blackhawks players escorted the Stanley Cup to Grant Park. There, in 2013, under a gorgeous blue sky and against a sparkling skyline, players made speeches. NHL playoffs MVP Patrick Kane gave an award to goalie Corey Crawford, calling him "the best player in the playoffs." Crawford then gave a now-famous thank you speech using a few expletives.

Metra has announced that it will run extra trains to accommodate people attending the parade.

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