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6:17 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Stanley Cup makes trip to Springfield

The white-gloved handler of the Stanley Cup poses with a life-size replica of the Lincoln family on Monday at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield. The Cup was in the capital for an invitation-only event, though fans had an opportunity to pose for photos as it was taken out of the museum.
Credit Brian Mackey / Illinois Public Radio

The Stanley Cup has made a trip to Illinois' capital city. It made an appearance Monday at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield just weeks after the Blackhawks won it for the second time in four seasons. 

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State News
7:05 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Gov. says lawmakers should take a lesson from the Chicago Blackhawks

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says the state legislature could take a lesson from the Chicago Blackhawks in passing pension reform. IPR’S Tony Arnold reports.

Lawmakers adjourned from Springfield without passing what many consider the biggest issue facing the state: its increasing pension obligations. So Governor Quinn called them back for a special session next week, saying they should take the two rival pension reform plans, put them on the same bill, and pass them both. He says he knows of another team that got the job done when it was needed.

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