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Cubs World Series Parade Scheduled Friday; Departs Wrigley 10 AM, Officially Starts 11 AM

Thu November 03 2016 2:35 pm
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The Chicago Cubs celebration parade is scheduled for Friday — leaving Wrigley Field at 10 AM. The city will honor the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs with a Friday “parade to stand the test of time,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday just before noon Thursday.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the parade will be held “around this time” — meaning about noon.

The route will begin at Wrigley Field and end in Grant Park, with part of the travel down Lake Shore Drive, and subject to change, officials said.

The parade will travel along Michigan Avenue between Oak Street and Ohio Street, and then along Columbus Drive between Monroe Street and Balbo Avenue.

The parade is expected to reach Grant Park for the rally by lunch time. . The celebration after the parade will take place at Lower Hutchinson Field in Grant Park at about noon, when the parade/motorcade arrives.

Fans are encourage to view from the following positions …

Addison from Sheffield to Pine Grove

North Michigan Ave from Oak St to Ohio St

Columbus Dr from Monroe St to Balbo Ave

Fans at Grant Park must pass through security screening gates at entrances at Michigan Avenue and Jackson Boulevard and at Michigan Avenue and Congress Parkway.

The rally is free and open to public.

“I think all of us would just want 20 minutes of consistent sleep, then we’re gonna — Here’s the thing: we’re going to have a parade in Chicago that will stand the test of time. It will be a parade that 108 years have waited for. It will be a parade and a celebration that all of Chicago for 108 years in their mind’s eye, have been envisioning. We’re going to make it a reality in the city of Chicago.”

— Rahm Emanuel

The City of Chicago initially had been planning to hold the parade Monday if the Cubs won Game 7, but the Cubs asked to move it up to Friday, a City Hall source said.

Weather Forecast Friday

Sunny, climbing from about 52°F at 10 AM to 57°F at noon and to a high near 58°F from 3PM to 4PM. North wind around 5 mph becoming west by noon and southwest by 4:00 PM.

— Modified from NWS

Baseball general managers are scheduled to gather Monday in Scottsdale, Arizona for meetings scheduled to last four days. Also, many of the players have offseason homes in other cities and in countries in Latin America, and are ready to celebrate in their home towns as well.

Chicago Public Schools have a previously scheduled day off Friday, November 4, 2016.

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