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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Stanley Cup is returning to Springfield.

Rocky Wirtz chairman of the 2013 National Hockey League champion Chicago Blackhawks announced Monday the trophy will appear at private events on July 29.

It will go to a legislative reception at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, then for a photo with the Illinois Air National Guard’s 183rd Fighter Wing.

The public may snap photos with the trophy when it arrives at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport at 7 a.m. and leaves the library and museum at 9 a.m.

Officials say it’s possible the cup will be back in Springfield next month.

After the Hawks’ 2010 championship the first since 1961 the Stanley Cup made trips to the state Capitol and Illinois State Fair.

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