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    President Barack Obama hosted the World Champion Chicago Blackhawks in 2010 at the White House.

    President Barack Obama made sure to congratulate his hometown Blackhawks team after their stunning Stanley Cup victory.

    "Congrats, @NHLBlackhawks," Obama tweeted Tuesday morning. "Thanks for bringing the Stanley Cup back to Chicago."

    Obama Honors the Blackhawks

    [CHI] Obama Honors the Blackhawks
    Prez also pokes fun at team. (Published Wednesday, Mar 16, 2011)

    It's the second time during Obama's presidency the team brought home a win. Obama honored the team at the White House for their 2010 championship, beaming with Chicago pride and using the opportunity to poke fun at the team.

    "Waiting builds character," he said at the time about the Blackhawks' decades long drought between championships. "We have a lot of character. But even by Chicago standards, 49 years, that's a pretty long time."

    Obama Honors the Blackhawks

    [CHI] Obama Honors the Blackhawks
    Prez also pokes fun at team. (Published Wednesday, Mar 16, 2011)

    The wait time was significantly less this time around as Monday night's win marked the team's second championship win in four seasons.

    Obama wasn't the only one to offer his congratulations. Hundreds of fans gathered for hours outside Harry Caray's in Rosemont Tuesday morning to catch a glimpse of the team and the Stanley Cup. Crowds followed the Cup and the team to other locations throughout the city.

    Hawks Fan Chaos in Wrigleyville

    [CHI] Hawks Fan Chaos in Wrigleyville
    Blackhawks fans' Stanley Cup celebration in Wrigleyville turned ugly as crowd broke down police barricades and took to the street, setting off fireworks, chanting and dancing. We sped up the chaos to less than 2 minutes. (Published Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013)

    Mayor Rahme Emanuel sent his congratulations as well:

    "Our congratulations go out to Rocky Wirtz, Coach Joel Quenneville, the incredible Blackhawks players, and the whole Blackhawks family for their dedication and determination to make Chicago a championship city once again. The City of Big Shoulders stood shoulder to shoulder with the Blackhawks all season and we are all looking forward to welcoming them home as champions."

    Stanley Cup Officially Arrives In Chicago

    [CHI] Stanley Cup Officially Arrives In Chicago
    The Stanley Cup-winning Chicago Blackhawks and their coveted prize landed in Chicago around 4 a.m. Tuesday at O'Hare International Airport. The cup was driven to Harry Caray's and greeted by lines of fans. (Published Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013)