Bud Billiken Parade

Antonio Brown marched in the Bud BIlliken Parade on Aug. 8, 2015, to support his 7-year-old Amari Brown, who was shot and killed on July 4, 2015. (Credit: CBS)

Bud Billiken Parade Includes Message From Slain Boy’s Family: “Love Your Kids”

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.

08/08/2015

The Bud Billiken Parade marches down King Drive on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. (Credit: Bud Billiken Parade/Instagram)

Bud Billiken Parade Marches Through Bronzeville To Celebrate Going Back To School

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.

08/08/2015

Chicago Police vehicle. (Credit: CBS)

1 Dead, 26 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

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.

08/11/2014

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Two Shot Along Bud Billiken Parade As Candidate Greets Voters Nearby

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.

08/09/2014

Dozens of school marching bands, majorette squads, cheerleading teams, and other groups march in the annual Bud Billiken Parade, a longtime back-to-school tradition on the South Side. (Credit: CBS)

Bud Billiken Parade Celebrates Upcoming Start To School Year

Thousands of people lined King Drive from 35th Street to Washington Park for the annual Bud Billiken Parade on Saturday.

08/10/2013

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Best 5 Fun Things To Do Before School Starts In Chicago

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.

08/17/2012

Barack Obama (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: President Obama Finally Comments On Hometown’s Murders

After months of criticism and complaining President Obama finally reacts to the horrific crime rate and record-breaking murder rate in Chicago.

08/15/2012

President Barack Obama (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama Will Not Be Grand Marshal At Bud Billiken Parade

Contrary to previous reports, President Barack Obama will not be the grand marshal at this year’s Bud Billiken Parade, due to scheduling conflicts.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

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Scuffle Over ‘Positioning’ Leaves Parade Dancer Arrested

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.

08/13/2011

Bud Billiken Parade Setup

Bud Billiken Parade, Other Events To Make For Busy Weekend

This coming weekend will be one of the busiest of the summer, with the Bud Billiken Parade and a host of other events.

CBS Chicago–08/12/2011