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Chicago Celebrates Stanley Cub Win
CHICAGO (AP) --The forecast for Chicago calls for ticker tape.

The city is celebrating the Blackhawks' first Stanley Cup win since 1961 with a downtown parade Friday morning.

The event is expected to draw thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of people, many hoping to catch a glimpse of the team and the Cup.

The Blackhawks ended their NHL championship drought with a game-winning goal in overtime against the Flyers in Philadelphia on Thursday.

Fans have been gearing up for the parade, snapping up championship T-shirts, flags, pins and hats from vendors around the city.

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says money for the parade is coming from sponsors, not taxpayers.

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