| 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 7, 2014
| 9:49 AM
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...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 5:54 PM
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...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 8:45 AM
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...
| Aug 11, 2014
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...
| 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 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 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...
| 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.