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  • 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...
  • Crowds take in 84th annual Bud Billiken Parade

    Crowds take in 84th annual Bud Billiken Parade
    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....
  • City cop struck fear into South Side

    City cop struck fear into South Side
    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...
  • A can't-miss part of summer

    A can't-miss part of summer
    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. Chicago...
  • FedEx is the total package

    FedEx is the total package
    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...
  • Obama assistant to step in as Bud Billiken grand marshal

    Obama assistant to step in as Bud Billiken grand marshal
    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...
  • August 10: Midday Fix - King College Prep High School Marching Band

    August 10: Midday Fix - King College Prep High School Marching Band
    The Bud Billiken Parade & Picnic Saturday, August 1 10:00 a.m. From 39th Street along Martin Luther King Drive to 51st Street and into Washington Park (773) 536-3710 www.budbillikenparade.com/
  • Billiken Parade celebrates youth, education

    Billiken Parade celebrates youth, education
    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...
  • South Shore Drill Team chosen for inaugural parade

    South Shore Drill Team chosen for inaugural parade
    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....
  • Bud Billiken Parade part of big weekend in Chicago

    Bud Billiken Parade part of big weekend in Chicago
    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...
  • Bud Billiken Parade starts back-to-school season

    Bud Billiken Parade starts back-to-school season
    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...