United States’ Hilary Knight looks on before a women’s hockey game against the Canada, Oct. 22, 2021, in Allentown, Pa. (AP Photo / Chris Szagola, File)

Hilary Knight, who grew up in north suburban Lake Forest, is making her U.S. women’s hockey record-matching fourth Olympic appearance in which she’s won a gold and two silvers.

Chicago Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane (88) celebrates with teammate Jonathan Toews (19) after scoring a hat trick during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild in Chicago, in this Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, file photo. (AP Photo / Paul Beaty, File)

“Obviously respect the decision the Cleveland Indians made to go down that path, but we continue to deepen our commitment to upholding our namesake and our brand,” Blackhawks CEO Danny Wirtz said Thursday.

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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. 

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.