The very first Christmas Caravan was held Dec. 7, 1934 on State Street before it became a Thanksgiving Day parade decades later.Chicago Loop Alliance

Chicago’s Thanksgiving Parade Started 85 Years Ago As The Christmas Caravan

For most of its reign, the city's annual holiday parade has centered around Christmas, not Thanksgiving.

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4 Hurt When SUV Driver Runs Red Light, Crashes Into Minivan In Back Of The Yards

The crash happened in the 2000 block of West 51st Street Thursday night, police said.

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CPS’ Only Fencing Team Keeps Old-School Sport Alive At Far South Side High School

"I asked, 'Can you really stab people with swords?' and he said, 'It depends on how hard you work.' I never forgot that."

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Harper Court Tower Will Feature Lab Space And Youth Programming Thanks To Tenant Support

The second phase, which will bring a 17-story tower with office and lab space to Hyde Park, is set to break ground in mid-to-late 2020.