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Gay Pride Parade

A Boystown bar manager said police officers essentially left the neighborhood to fend for itself after the annual Pride Parade, when an entirely different crowd of people was causing trouble on the streets. (Credit: Brenden Chrisman)

Bar Manager: Cops Acted ‘More Like Crossing Guards’ After Pride Parade

As Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) considers whether the annual Gay Pride Parade should be moved downtown, the manager of a Boystown bar said the real issue is a lack of cooperation from police officers after the parade is over.

07/01/2014

2013 Pride Parade. (Credit: Michele Fiore)

Weather, Court Decisions Draw Large Crowd At Pride Parade

Great weather and the recent Supreme Court decisions supporting gay rights drew a larger crowd to an already popular Chicago event today, Pride Parade, reports WBBM’s Michele Fiore.

06/30/2013

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Online Petition Calls For Ban On Politicians In Chicago Gay Pride Parade

There’s a movement to bar Illinois politicians from the Pride Parade later this month.

06/03/2013

Steven L. Harris

Suspect Charged With Attacking Man, Injuring Cop Long After Pride Parade

A 21-year-old South Side man has been charged with multiple felonies, after allegedly attacking another man, then throwing himself through a glass pane to evade arrest and injuring an officer in the process, near Clark and Belmont several hours after the Gay Pride Parade.

CBS Chicago–06/26/2012

Belmont Avenue Fight

Officer, Others Injured In Brawl Long After Pride Parade

A Chicago Police officer was cut and injured, and at least one other person was reportedly stabbed, when revelry apparently got out of hand in the Clark and Belmont district in Lakeview – long after the vast majority of the crowd out for the Gay Pride Parade had gone home.

CBS Chicago–06/25/2012

Weather

Sunny And Idyllic Friday; Rain May Come On Sunday

Conditions will be idyllic as the work week comes to an end, but come the weekend, there is a chance of rain that could come when the Gay Pride Parade is in progress.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2012

Gay Pride Parade, 2008

Organizer: Go To Uptown To Watch Gay Pride Parade

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, big changes are in store for the Gay Pride Parade this Sunday – and organizers are urging spectators to camp out on the new Uptown leg of the route.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2012

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Tunney: New Route Will Keep Gay Pride Parade More Manageable

Officials say this year’s Gay Pride Parade will be more controlled—and manageable—that last year’s parade, which drew nearly 800,000 people.

CBS Chicago–06/19/2012

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Show Your Pride: Send Us Your Celebration Photos

How do you show your pride? Send us your Gay Pride celebration photos and we’ll feature them in a gallery!

06/11/2012

Cardinal Francis George speaks to reporters during a visit to Children's Memorial Hospital on Christmas Sunday. (Credit: CBS)

Activists Plan To Protest At Holy Name Over Cardinal’s KKK Comments

The controversy has persisted into the new year surrounding Francis Cardinal George’s remarks comparing the gay rights movement to the Ku Klux Klan.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2012

Cardinal Francis George speaks to reporters during a visit to Children's Memorial Hospital on Christmas Sunday. (Credit: CBS)

Gay Rights Group Takes Out Ad Demanding Cardinal’s Resignation

A gay rights advocacy group is placing a full page ad on the Chicago Tribune, taking Francis Cardinal George to task for his remarks comparing the “gay liberation movement” to the Ku Klux Klan and calling on him to resign immediately.

CBS Chicago–12/30/2011

Cardinal Francis George speaks to reporters during a visit to Children's Memorial Hospital on Christmas Sunday. (Credit: CBS)

George On KKK Remarks: Gay Pride Parade Organizers ‘Invited’ Comparisons

Amid new calls for an apology for comparing the gay rights movement to the Ku Klux Klan, Francis Cardinal George has defended his statements, saying organizers of the Gay Pride Parade “invited” the comparison.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2011

Cardinal Francis George speaks to reporters during a visit to Children's Memorial Hospital on Christmas Sunday. (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George Doesn’t Want To Retire As Chicago’s Bishop Yet

Cardinal Francis George will be submitting a letter of retirement as Chicago’s archbishop to the Pope next month when he turns 75, but he said he hopes the Pope won’t accept it.

CBS Chicago–12/26/2011

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Gay Pride Parade Reverses Earlier Start Time To Accommodate Church

Organizers of the Gay Pride Parade have decided to reverse one of the changes that had been planned for next year, in an effort to accommodate a Roman Catholic church on Belmont Avenue.

CBS Chicago–12/22/2011

Gay Pride Parade, 2008

Church Objects To New Route For Pride Parade

A Catholic church in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood is objecting to the proposed new route of the Gay Pride Parade.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2011

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Area Business Not Pleased With New Route For Gay Pride Parade

An East Lakeview neighborhood pizzeria is none too pleased that its stretch of Broadway has been eliminated from the Gay Pride Parade route.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2011

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Gay Pride Parade To Be Rerouted Into Uptown

Following reports of major crowd control problems at the Gay Pride Parade this past summer, the City of Chicago has decided to move the start of the parade north to Uptown and push up its start time by two hours.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011

Pride Parade Crowd

Could Crowd Problems Lead To Route Change For Pride Parade?

Reports say an estimated 750,000 people attended the Gay Pride Parade this past weekend, but with the record crowd came reports of major crowd-control problems and even discussion of changing the route.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2011

Workers scrambled to replace 102 tires on 51 floats for the 42nd Annual Pride Parade after vandals punctured tires on 51 floats. (Credit: CBS)

Was Vandalism Of Pride Parade Floats A Hate Crime?

Was the vandalism of 51 floats for the Gay Pride Parade this past weekend a hate crime?

CBS Chicago–06/27/2011

Workers scrambled to replace 102 tires on 51 floats for the 42nd Annual Pride Parade after vandals punctured tires on 51 floats. (Credit: CBS)

Pride Parade Goes On Despite Vandalism Of 51 Floats

Vandals who slashed the tires of 51 parade floats overnight couldn’t put a stop to the 42nd Annual Pride Parade on Sunday along Halsted Street on the North Side.

CBS Chicago–06/26/2011

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