Peoria Public Radio Staff
Tue July 30, 2013
Stanley Cup makes trip to Springfield
There was an event for invited guests including politicians and military personnel. Also on hand was team chairman Rocky Wirtz.
"The fans have been terrific. You realize that there is hockey south of I-80, and that's what's nice. It's nice to come down to the state capital. We had it, last time, in the Capitol and we went over to the governor's mansion. So this was really great, it's a great treat. First time I've been to the museum, and I really enjoyed it."
Governor Pat Quinn was at the event, as was state Senator Bill Brady, the Bloomington Republican who's making a second run for the governor's office.
The public had a brief a chance to see the Cup and pose for pictures as it was taken out of the museum.