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President Harry Truman, left, John Sengstacke and Mayor Richard J. Daley ride in the 1956 <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEFCC000010" title="Bud Billiken (fictional character)" href="/topic/arts-culture/culture/bud-billiken-%28fictional-character%29-PEFCC000010.topic">Bud Billiken</a> Pardae. For decades, the parade has drawn big-league celebrities and vote-hungry politicians.

( Tribune archive photo / July 8, 2014 )

President Harry Truman, left, John Sengstacke and Mayor Richard J. Daley ride in the 1956 Bud Billiken Pardae. For decades, the parade has drawn big-league celebrities and vote-hungry politicians.

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