PHOTOS: Ignite the Spirit

Ignite the Spirit cooked up some great chili for a cook-off to raise money for childhood cancer awareness.

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Mercedes Mora-Nowinski, Photographer/Chicago Fire Department
Plenty of people turned out for the Ignite the Spirit firefighter chili cook-off at the Cubby Bear in Wrigleyville. You can help the CFD raise money to fight pediatric cancer by donating at www.ignitethespirit.org or by purchasing a 2011 Firefighter Calendar on the same website.
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Mercedes Mora-Nowinski, Photographer/Chicago Fire Department
Blackhawks legend and Hall of Famer Denis Savard poses with a fan at the Chicago Fire Department Ignite the Spirit charity fundraiser.
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Mercedes Mora-Nowinski, Photographer/Chicago Fire Department
Everyone is all smiles.
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Mercedes Mora-Nowinski, Photographer/Chicago Fire Department
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Mercedes Mora-Nowinski, Photographer/Chicago Fire Department
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Mercedes Mora-Nowinski, Photographer/Chicago Fire Department
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Mercedes Mora-Nowinski, Photographer/Chicago Fire Department
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Mercedes Mora-Nowinski, Photographer/Chicago Fire Department
The band Imposter Radio rocked the Ignite the Spirit fundraiser at the Cubby Bear.
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Mercedes Mora-Nowinski, Photographer/Chicago Fire Department
Blackhawks great Denis Savard posed with cook-off attendees.
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Mercedes Mora-Nowinski, Photographer/Chicago Fire Department
Blackhawks legend and Hall of Famer Denis Savard signed autographs at the fundraiser while smells of chili wafted around the Cubby Bear.
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Mercedes Mora-Nowinski, Photographer/Chicago Fire Department
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Mercedes Mora-Nowinski, Photographer/Chicago Fire Department
Blackhawks legend Denis Savard showed off his great smile.
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Mercedes Mora-Nowinski, Photographer/Chicago Fire Department
There's Denis Savard posing with another fan.
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Mercedes Mora-Nowinski, Photographer/Chicago Fire Department
Denis Savard loves Blackhawks fans!
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Mercedes Mora-Nowinski, Photographer/Chicago Fire Department
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Mercedes Mora-Nowinski, Photographer/Chicago Fire Department
The emcee of the Ignite the Spirit Chicago firefighter chili cook-off talked to the crowd.
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Mercedes Mora-Nowinski, Photographer/Chicago Fire Department
Lou Manfredini, NBC 5 News Today contributor, Kathryn Janicek, NBC 5 News Today Executive Producer, and Denis Savard, Blackhawks legend, prepared to judge the chili cook-off.
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Mercedes Mora-Nowinski, Photographer/Chicago Fire Department
The chili made one judge sweat.
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Mercedes Mora-Nowinski, Photographer/Chicago Fire Department
Lou Manfredini and Kathryn Janicek got another spoonful of chili before making up their minds.
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Mercedes Mora-Nowinski, Photographer/Chicago Fire Department
All three judges applauded the works of culinary art they got the chance to taste.
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Mercedes Mora-Nowinski, Photographer/Chicago Fire Department
The judges left the judging table to hang out.
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Mercedes Mora-Nowinski, Photographer/Chicago Fire Department
Group picture!
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Mercedes Mora-Nowinski, Photographer/Chicago Fire Department
You can help the CFD raise money to fight pediatric cancer by donating at www.ignitethespirit.org or by purchasing a 2011 Firefighter Calendar on the same website.
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