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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Obama supports but won't lead Bud Billiken Parade, campaign says

    Obama supports but won't lead Bud Billiken Parade, campaign says
    Despite initial reports indicating President Barack Obama would serve as the grand marshal of the Bud Billiken Parade, campaign officials said Wednesday he would not be able to make the event because of scheduling conflicts. "... but the President will...
  • Obama opts out of Bud Billiken Parade

    Obama opts out of Bud Billiken Parade
    Despite initial reports indicating President Barack Obama would serve as the grand marshal of the Bud Billiken Parade, campaign officials said Wednesday he'll be a no-show because of scheduling conflicts. However, "the president will continue to be a...
  • Impersonator busier than ever

    Scotch-taped to the door of a South Side nursing home's third-floor bathroom is a sign -- written in purple marker -- that reads: "Reserved for Michael Jackson." This would be an unlikely place for the King of Pop to surface, even if he weren't dead. But...