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Mayor promising 'world class' celebration of Blackhawks win

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is promising a "world class" celebration of the Chicago Blackhawks' Stanley Cup win in the coming days.

Emanuel called the Blackhawks "hockey's new dynasty" in a statement Monday night, noting the team has won the sport's championship for the third time in six years. He said the 2-0 win at home over the Tampa Bay Lightning made it that much sweeter.

Celebrations began even before the final horn, as thousands spilled out onto the streets from bars near Wrigley Field.

Rain had forced the postponement of the Cubs' Monday night game against the Cleveland Indians, which some 30,000 people had been expected to attend.

The Wrigleyville area was the site of disturbances when the Blackhawks won the Cup in 2013.

The Chicago Tribune reported at least 5 people were arrested in the area.
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