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Chicago Blackhawks fans take to the streets after Stanley Cup win

As expected, things got a little crazy in Chicago on Monday night after the Blackhawks won their first Stanley Cup on home ice since 1938.

Foul weather, which included a tornado warning earlier in the day, couldn't stop the party from spilling into the streets after the Blackhawks defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning, 2-0, in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final to claim their third championship in six years.

Still, while the vast majority of revelers managed to keep their emotions in check, there were some elements of civil disobedience.

According to the Chicago Tribune, fans were spotted climbing traffic lights near the intersection of Clark and Addison streets in front of Wrigley Field. Stormy weather coupled with the rare tornado warning washed out Monday night's scheduled game between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians, prompting Cubs fans in nearby bars to go into the streets and celebrate the Blackhawks' win.

The Chicago Tribune reported late Monday night that at least five people had been arrested. At least two of the arrests came from a confrontation between two men and police officers that resulted in an officer being briefly choked, the newspaper reported.

In addition, fans smashed windows of a police SUV parked near Wrigley Field. Some fans also shot off fireworks in the street.

Police eventually shut down access to Clark Street, and many of the fans started to leave the area around midnight CDT, The Tribune reported.

The celebrations weren't limited to the United Center and Wrigley Field. Fans toilet papered the house of Blackhawks Coach Joel Quenneville in the Chicago suburb of Hinsdale. According to The Tribune, about 150 fans took part in the tradition, which first began with the Blackhawks' 2010 Cup win.

One of Quenneville's neighbors said it was all in good fun and that kids from the neighborhood would clean up the papery mess in a couple days.

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