Jun 11, 2010

Chicagoans know how to show some hometown love. Productivity dipped to an all-time low on Friday as a sea of red-clad fans—the city estimated the crowd at 2 million—swarmed the streets of downtown Chicago to celebrate the Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup win. The parade began at 10:30 a.m. at Washington and Wacker and ended with a rally on Michigan Avenue, where Mayor Daley and Governor Pat Quinn shared the stage with Blackhawks players, coaches, and owner Rocky Wirtz. Our photographer braved the crush of fans—and the humidity—to document the festivities. (Click the thumbnails below for larger images.)

PLUS: Check out our profiles of Wirtz and right wing Adam Burish (one of Chicago‘s hottest singles of 2009), and relive the glory of Wednesday night’s win with our photos of fans watching game 6 at State Restaurant & Café.


Photography: Ray Whitehouse and Esther Kang