Bud Billiken Parade
It’s billed as the largest and oldest African-American parade and celebration in the nation, but one group marched with heavy hearts as they took part in the Bud Billiken Parade on Saturday.
The theme of this year’s parade is “Education: It’s An Order,” a salute to Col. Eugene Scott, the president of Chicago Defender Charities, which organizes the parade. Scott is retiring, after nearly 20 years leading the nation’s oldest and largest African American parade.
A 16-year-old boy was shot in the head about 8:30 p.m. in the 5900 block of South Justine Street on Sunday. The boy, of the 1000 block of West 78th Street, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot spoke to witnesses at the scene who said the shooting occurred among parade spectators, just yards from the route.
Thousands of people lined King Drive from 35th Street to Washington Park for the annual Bud Billiken Parade on Saturday.
The clock is ticking down: Summer is almost over and nobody’s ready. Sure you may have completed your technical preparations. Maybe you have done all of your school supply shopping, picked out the perfect outfit for the first day of school and even finished that daunting list of summer readings. Before the kids return to school, bid that summer vacation the proper farewell, soaking up the last relaxing, sun-soaked days together.
After months of criticism and complaining President Obama finally reacts to the horrific crime rate and record-breaking murder rate in Chicago.
Contrary to previous reports, President Barack Obama will not be the grand marshal at this year’s Bud Billiken Parade, due to scheduling conflicts.
A scuffle broke out between two performers in the Bud Billiken parade Saturday morning and one member of a dance troupe was charged with battery. No one was injured.
This coming weekend will be one of the busiest of the summer, with the Bud Billiken Parade and a host of other events.