For the second time in less than a month, as many as 24 overly enthusiastic Blackhawks fans stormed subdivisions and gated communities of Winnetka in celebration of the team’s Stanley Cup victory.
Nine members of the Webelos Division of the Illinois National Guard, stationed at Fort Sheridan, bivouacked on the front lawn of a home on Forest Street to patrol the village and restore peace.
In the latest incident, at least two recycling bins and a hanging plant were tossed into the parking lot of a building housing a hot yoga business.
“I went to bed about 10 p.m. right after watching the BBC news and the next thing I know, there is a Dodge minivan parked in my driveway with a bunch of guys in army uniforms piling out of it,” Thelma Adams, a resident of Church Street, reported to local police.
“It scared the bejeezus out me to the point where I might have to start locking my doors at night.”
“We’ve got things totally under control,” said National Guard Sergeant Michael Ryzmenski, a tax accountant and resident of Highland Park.
“After leaving here, we’re headed for Glencoe where there are reports that someone thought about opening up a fire hydrant, and then ripped up pictures of Zdeno Charo and Tuukka Rask.”