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Blackhawks CEO McDonough brings Cup home

by Staff Writer / Chicago Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks president and CEO John McDonough took the Stanley Cup to his boyhood neighborhood of Edison Park on Saturday, where a street was renamed in his honor.

The Chicago native also brought the trophy to his suburban hometown.

"I know that the official home of the Stanley Cup is in Toronto, Canada. But I feel here in the Chicago area, the official home of the Stanley Cup is here in Elk Grove Village," McDonough said, according to the Daily Herald.

It is the third time McDonough has returned with the trophy to the Illinois community near O'Hare Airport where he raised his family.

"If we keep winning 'em," McDonough said, "I'm going to keep bringing 'em back to Elk Grove."

The newspaper estimated about 1,000 people turned out for a 20-minute ceremony at a neighborhood soccer field. Blackhawks national anthem singer Jim Cornelison also was on hand.

McDonough joined the Blackhawks in 2007 and was named president and CEO in June 2011. He previously was president of the Chicago Cubs.

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