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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Free Front Porch Family Portraits Offered By Photographer As People Ride Out Coronavirus Quarantine

Jackie Bravo Vicere of Irving Park started out with her neighbors, and now “People have been reaching out to me nonstop.”

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Chicago Politicians’ Zoom Call Interrupted By Porn-Streaming Hijackers

"Zoom bombing" is on the rise, the FBI has warned. On Tuesday, Chicago aldermen and state reps were the latest victims.

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Food Bank Packaging Meals For Families Affected By Coronavirus At United Center

The Greater Chicago Food Depository will also use the arena to store food to meet growing demand.