City Hall workers stand near the ledge during last Friday’s Chicago Blackhawks parade and rally.

I don’t like any professional sports teams. But I like celebrations and excitement. I watched the parade from my office window (a prime view) in its entirety.

I was excited because everyone else was excited. I think parades and rallies like these are necessary to keep afloat civic pride, our humanity, and to remind us that we live and work together.

Photo: Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane celebrate on the last bus in the parade, followed by the most diehard fans. I’ve posted more photos of a fraction of the 2 million spectators.