Chicago Blackhawks

Peoria Public Radio

The Chicago Blackhawks play their final regular season home game Tuesday. The Hawks are battling for playoff position with three games left to play. 

The Chicago Blackhawks are giving their two biggest stars a combined 168-million dollars to stick around for eight more seasons.  

Stanley Cup makes trip to Springfield

Jul 30, 2013
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. 

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

Jun 11, 2013

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.