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Sports fans, the countdown can finally begin. As the country takes its first steps out of a coronavirus-induced slumber, plans for the re-emergence of pro sports are surfacing. 

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In this Feb. 22, 2018, file photo, United States' Kendall Coyne Schofield, left, and Hilary Knight celebrate after winning the women’s gold medal hockey game against Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. (AP Photo / Jae C. Hong, File)

More than 200 of the world’s top female hockey players will play a series of tournaments as part of an effort to establish a single professional league with a sustainable economic model, featuring the world’s top talent, and pay a livable wage and include health care.

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On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman, our panel of guests discuss the mayor’s proposed property tax hike, the Independent Police Review Authority’s recommendation to fire an officer, and more on local business news, crime, and sports.

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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 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.

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For the second time in three years, the Chicago Blackhawks are Stanley Cup Champions. They beat the Bruins in dramatic fashion late in the third period last night in Boston. We recap the wild series clincher and the historic Hawks season.

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Picasso, a historic opportunity for the Blackhawks and a mass bike ride. Chicago Tonight knows what's going on this weekend.

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The gritty Blackhawks continue their winning ways. President and CEO John McDonough joins us to talk about the team's white-hot start, and what the organization is doing to lure fans after the lockout.

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We continue our conversation with former Blackhawks star Jeremy Roenick, and hear frank talk about violence in hockey, and about his days partying and gambling.

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