| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:49 PM
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...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 3:50 PM
With the city's first day of school still a couple weeks away, the 84th annual Bud Billiken Parade rung in the new school year Saturday with the traditional stream of politicians, marching bands, tumblers, dancers and the occasional cartoon character....
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:10 PM
The legend of "Two-Gun Pete," the coldblooded cop who shot at least nine men dead on the South Side, began with a gun battle eight decades ago.
Just six months into his rookie year in April 1934, he caught 27-year-old Ben Harold red-handed during...
| Aug 5, 2012
When the 83rd Bud Billiken Parade steps off on Saturday, it will be hard to underplay the importance of the event for Chicago's African-American community — and the whole city.
But at its roots, it's a parade, and kids love a parade.
| Nov 13, 2012
FedEx Corp. is the total package as far as employers go, Regina Jamison says.
Many workers, like Jamison, come to the publicly traded shipping company for its reputation on pay and benefits — FedEx is known for offering full benefits to part-time...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 2:22 PM
More than a month after the Obama campaign said the president could not lead the Bud Billiken parade and picnic, event organizers and the White House said that Obama deputy assistant Michael Strautmanis would instead serve as grand marshal of Saturday's...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 11:49 AM
The Bud Billiken Parade & Picnic
Saturday, August 1
From 39th Street along Martin Luther King Drive to 51st Street and into Washington Park
| Aug 11, 2012
| 9:37 PM
Thousands of people turned out today for the Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic, an annual celebration of youth and education to mark the upcoming school year.
On a beautiful summer day, the parade stepped off about 10 a.m. near Oakwood Boulevard and King...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 3:50 PM
WASHINGTON — The South Shore Drill Team from Chicago will march in the inaugural parade for President Barack Obama, inauguration officials said today.
The team was among the first 24 groups whose participation in the Jan. 21 parade was announced....
| Aug 13, 2011
| 8:15 AM
City officials today said the Bud Billiken Parade on Saturday is only one of many events that will draw crowds and affect traffic in Chicago this weekend.
The city's traditional back-to-school parade and picnic is expected to draw up to 500,000 people to...
| Aug 13, 2011
| 8:39 PM
The annual Bud Billiken Parade today signaled the coming end of summer with a new mayor and the same spirit that has brought music, food and old-fashioned politicking to Bronzeville for 82 years.
The parade, meant to get kids ready for school, was Rahm...