It’s On

This just in.

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RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE NHL’S SECOND WINTER CLASSIC AT WRIGLEY FIELD

SPONSORED BY MIKE QUIGLEY, COOK COUNTY COMMISSIONER

WHEREAS, the Chicago Blackhawks have been a Chicago sports tradition since 1926; and

WHEREAS, the Chicago Blackhawks have won the Stanley Cup three times, in 1961, 1938, and 1934; and

WHEREAS, the Chicago Blackhawks played at the Coliseum from 1926-1929, the Chicago Stadium from 1929-1999 and currently play at the United Center; and

WHEREAS, the National Hockey League has announced that New Year’s Day 2009 will feature yet another installment of the epic and longtime rivalry between two of the original six franchises of the National Hockey League – the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings; and

WHEREAS, this game will be the NHL’s second Winter Classic and will take place at Wrigley Field; and

WHEREAS, Wrigley Field, which opened in 1914, is the second-oldest Major League Baseball park; and

WHEREAS, the Friendly Confines is going to be covered in ice for this historical hockey game; and

WHEREAS, the game will be the third regular-season outdoor game in NHL history and harkens back to the games of youth playing on frozen lakes and brings an excitement to the sport like none other; and

WHEREAS, the match-up will be the 701st meeting between the Red Wings and the Blackhawks; and

WHEREAS, no NHL opponents have played more regular-season games against one another than the Red Wings and the Blackhawks; and

WHEREAS, the Blackhawks, through a mixture of young talent and veteran savvy, are bringing the roar back; and

WHEREAS, Chicago’s selection for this auspicious occasion further illustrates our city and county’s Olympic spirit

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that we, the Cook County Board of Commissioners, gathered here this 22nd day of July 2008, wishes the Chicago Blackhawks much success in this historic game; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that January 1, 2009, shall be known as “Chicago Blackhawks Day” in Cook County; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Cook County Board of Commissioners have declared Wrigley Field and the surrounding neighborhoods to be an Octopus-Free Zone; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a suitable copy of the resolution be presented to the Detroit Red Wings, the Detroit City Council, and the Chicago Blackhawks.

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2 responses to “It’s On

  1. Why don’t they take their show on the road. I hear a resort in the Catskills, Camp Muck-a-Uppa, is hiring.

  2. Mike is a hard working member of the county board (and btw not a client), and he is a HUGE hockey fan. He spends more time trying to fix county government than most of his fellow commissioners. So this one time – he deserves to have some fun at the meeting. Now back to work.

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