Columbus Day parade

Chilly winds and the threat of rain could not keep an estimated 155,000 spectators from Chicago's 39th annual <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVFES0000084" title="Columbus Day" href="/topic/arts-culture/holidays/columbus-day-EVFES0000084.topic">Columbus Day</a> Parade. Except for a landslide victory, there probably aren't too many things that a politician likes more than a parade. The marching even allows for some nonpartisan companionship. Leading the Columbus Day festivities are: (in front row from left) U.S. Rep. Marty Russo, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007475" title="Richard M. Daley" href="/topic/politics/government/richard-m.-daley-PEPLT007475.topic">Mayor Richard Daley</a>, U.S. Rep. Frank Annunzio and Gov. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT006114" title="Jim Edgar" href="/topic/politics/jim-edgar-PEPLT006114.topic">Jim Edgar</a>. Russo was the parade chairman. The parade proceedings were disrupted briefly as four people were slightly injured when a Shriner on a motocycle lost control and sideswiped them, police said. The unidentified Shriner apparently hit a sewer cover and lost control, officials said.

( Tribune archive photo / October 15, 1991 )

Chilly winds and the threat of rain could not keep an estimated 155,000 spectators from Chicago's 39th annual Columbus Day Parade. Except for a landslide victory, there probably aren't too many things that a politician likes more than a parade. The marching even allows for some nonpartisan companionship. Leading the Columbus Day festivities are: (in front row from left) U.S. Rep. Marty Russo, Mayor Richard Daley, U.S. Rep. Frank Annunzio and Gov. Jim Edgar. Russo was the parade chairman. The parade proceedings were disrupted briefly as four people were slightly injured when a Shriner on a motocycle lost control and sideswiped them, police said. The unidentified Shriner apparently hit a sewer cover and lost control, officials said.

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