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TRAVEL ADVISORY>>>> Friday June 28 Blackhawks Stanely Cup Parade

To All GODORT Members traveling to Chicago for ALA!

Please be aware that a parade for the Blackhawks, the 2013 Stanely Cup Winners, is planned for Friday, June 28, 11am CST.

Here is the latest info from the Mayor's office, which includes parade route, street closures and other important details!!

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/mayor/press_room/press_releases/2013/june_2013/city_of_chicago_announcesdetailsaboutblackhawksparadeandrallytoc.html

This will impact public transit and street traffic and there will be delays. Plan to leave early for your meetings and events!

For those attending the GODORT Pre-Conference at the University of Illinois, Chicago, the planners are aware of the situation and will make sure presentation start times are flexible.

At this time, the parade route has not been released, but the City has posted this announcement with some location information:

The City of Chicago will celebrate the 2013 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 28 with a rally in Hutchinson Field in Grant Park following a parade from the United Center.

The City of Chicago and Chicago Blackhawks are working to finalize the parade route, which will be released on Thursday.   City officials are already encouraging fans to take public transportation, refrain from bringing restricted items such as alcohol and backpacks and take precautions regarding warm weather conditions.

Here are some other useful links, (thanks to Kevin McClure):

Metra schedule: http://tinyurl.com/pbo5kp2

Parade details:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-blackhawks-parade,0,6481652.story

~Travel Safe