And though you will see all sorts of whooping-hollering-shot-drinking euphoria during clips from the Blackhawks run toward the 2013 Stanley Cup, you will also see disturbing images that address another, if unspoken, part of Chicago last year: It is also murder time again in this violence-plagued city.
The joyous Blackhawks run to the cup, culminating in that sun-splashed Grant Park party, takes center stage Thursday night (and in repeats). But it shares that stage with the ongoing story of school closings, gangs and guns.
Fenger High School Principal Liz Dozier is back (and likely to remain a fixture throughout the series), marching for peace and fighting against budget cuts. (In overlapping storylines, Dozier is seen celebrating the Hawks with restaurant/nightclub impresario Billy Dec.)
Chicago Blackhawks' 2013 Stanley Cup win.
Watch Principal Liz and I meet about the kids tonight on the show! And wow- these guys are gonna get Rahm angry w me with tweets like this- I mean... “other mayor of #Chicagoland? @BillyDec tonight @CNN! Live on @Twitter for Qs: tinyurl.com ”via @cnnOrigSeries @CNNPR
Don't forget to watch @billydec in tonight's episode of @CNN's @cnnOrigSeries #Chicagoland! Let us know if you're watching!
#Museum44: @CNN @CNNOrigSeries @KonkolsKorner @LizDozier - It's a critical moment in Chicago's History. From senseless killings and shootings to massive budget shortfalls, can the City overcome its challenges? See how leaders are responding on #ChicagoLand tonight at 10/9c on @CNN #SaveALLYouth #UnitedInPeace #StopSenselessKillingsAndShootings #StreetOrder #Museum44 #CNN
My reflections on shooting #Chicagoland up on Esquire.com, take a look and tune in tonight for Episode 2 @10pm on CNN.
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If you haven't seen #CNN's new original series, #Chicagoland, I suggest you tune in tonight at 10pm.