Archive for June 2012

President Barack Obama: Bud Billiken Parade Grand Marshal, 2012

Barack Obama will lead this year’s Bud Billiken Day Parade as Grand Marshal, according to Stella Foster’s column in the Chicago Sun-Times today. The 83rd annual parade, presented by Chicago Defender Charities, will kick off at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 11. The theme this year is “Education: Built to Last, A Tribute to President... Read more »

It’s Al Green Day, proclaims Illinois Governor Quinn

Governor Pat Quinn is scheduled to present soul music legend Al Green with a proclamation today, declaring June 15th as “Al Green Day” in Illinois, according to a Ravinia Festival newsletter. Green, who is making his Ravinia debut tonight, will be joined by The Soul Children’s Choir of Chicago. Quinn isn’t the only politico to... Read more »