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Chicago sports teams are turning to their heroes of the past to boost the team brands, and a billionaire biotech pioneer wants to revive print newspapers, and he's putting his money on Tribune Publishing. Crain's Chicago Business has the story.

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Eddie Arruza and guests discuss the news of the week, including the bombshell twists in the sentencing of Dennis Hastert.

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Paris Schutz and his panel discuss the disciplining of 22 Chicago police officers for dash-cam violations, calls for a federal probe of the Chicago Fire Department and the mayor’s reversal on an investigation into the City Law Department. 

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On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman, our panel of guests discuss Chicago Public Schools first day of school, the enduring state budget stalemate and more on local business news, crime, and sports.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss this week’s top headlines.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the Stanley Cup celebration, and the importance of spreading hockey to the South Side. Also, they debate further why contract talks broke down between the Chicago Teachers Union and the Board of Education.

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A torrential morning downpour and a limited ticket event didn't dampen Hawks euphoria today. We have a full recap of the parade and rally.

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For the third time in six seasons, the Chicago Blackhawks are Stanley Cup Champions. Duncan Keith is the playoff MVP and scores the game-winning goal in the decisive Game 6. Associated Press National Sportswriter Jim Litke joins us to talk about how they did it, put the team's accomplishments in historical perspective, and look at whether or not they could do it again next year.

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While the Chicago Blackhawks await their Western Conference Final opponent, we assess the team's chances of winning a second straight Stanley Cup. 

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This past weekend, at the Paralympic Games in Sochi, the U.S. sled hockey team won the Gold Medal. Two members of that team -- Brody Roybal and Kevin McKee -- were from Chicago and were featured in Jay Shefsky's profile. Watch the video and read an article.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists delve further into the Blackhawks/Penguins game at Soldier Field, the Chicagoland series debuting March 6 on CNN, and why late-night host Jimmy Fallon is taking a polar plunge in Lake Michigan. Watch the web extra video.

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Native American images and mascots have long been used by college and professional teams. But there's a growing push to do away with a practice some find racist. Should the Blackhawks change their name? We discuss the issue.

 

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RIC Blackhawks schedule:

Blackhawks Travel Squad:
October 25 – 27: Denver, CO Midwest Sled Hockey League Tournament #1
November 21 – 24: Pittsburg, PA NHL Sled Classic
January 3 – 5: St. Louis, MO Midwest Sled Hockey League Tournament #2
February 7 – 9: San Antonio, TX  Midwest Sled Hockey League Tournament #3
March 7 – 9: Chicago, IL Midwest Sled Hockey Championship “Wirtz Cup”
April 10 – 13: Marlborough, MA USA Disabled Hockey Festival “National Championships”

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We revisit Jay Shefsky's profile of Chicago's sled hockey team -- that's the hard-hitting, fast-paced sport played by amputees and others with lower limb disabilities. Read an article and watch a web extra video.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of local journalists delve further into the dynamics of the Blackhawks organization, including NHL salaries, player safety and concussions, and style of play. Watch the web extra conversation.

2 Million Plus Pack Loop to Celebrate Cup

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The Loop was a sea of red this morning. Jubilant fans lined the sidewalk along Washington Street, amid the canyon of skyscrapers underneath a bright blue summer sky. Read an article and watch web extra video.

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