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  • This many: The Bud Billiken Parade by the numbers

    This many: The Bud Billiken Parade by the numbers
    Slather on some sunscreen and join up to a million fellow spectators expected to line the streets Saturday to enjoy the largest African-American parade in the United States. Going back to school should be celebrated, according to the Bud Billiken Parade's producer, the Chicago Defender Charities, so they've been throwing a parade—currently marching from King Drive at Oakwood Boulevard to Garfield Boulevard (55th Street) and Ellsworth Drive—since 1929. Before the kickoff at 10 a.m., your kids can do their homework by brushing up on these fun facts.
  • Shooting near Bud Billiken Parade: 'I am tired of this'

    Shooting near Bud Billiken Parade: 'I am tired of this'
    Thousands of people turned out for the annual Bud Billiken Parade Saturday, a day to celebrate the start-up of school with dancers, marching bands, political floats and outdoor grilling. Only this year -- for the first time that anyone could remember in...

    City shootings leave 12 wounded

    City shootings leave 12 wounded
    At least seven people were shot Saturday night and Sunday morning across the city and another five were wounded in daytime shootings Saturday, according to police. Two people were shot near the Bud Billiken Parade about 12:40 p.m. Saturday and another...

    Lieutenant governor's account of gunfire at Bud Billiken

    Lieutenant governor's account of gunfire at Bud Billiken
    Saturday's Bud Billiken Parade started like all the other Bud Billiken parades I have been to. There were bands, floats, political candidates, barbecues and families. And then there was a fight, gunshots, panic and police. As the lieutenant governor...

    Dan Ryan victim mourned slain friend weeks earlier: 'Put the guns down'

    Dan Ryan victim mourned slain friend weeks earlier: 'Put the guns down'
    Jasmine Curry was in a reflective mood as she talked to a reporter at the scene of a memorial in honor of her murdered friend Keke. A few weeks earlier, Curry and other friends of Keith “Keke” Bonds had marked what would have been his 28th...