Press Release
August 25, 2014

Mayor Emanuel Announces Parade Route to Honor Jackie Robinson West Little League Team

Wednesday’s events to begin at 9 a.m. at Jackie Robinson Park, end with rally at Millennium Park
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced the route and details for Wednesday’s parade to honor the players and coaches of Jackie Robinson West. A neighborhood rally at Jackie Robinson Park will begin at 9 a.m. and the parade will kick off at 10 a.m., traveling from the park to Millennium Park.

“The players and coaches of the Jackie Robinson West All Stars are the pride of Chicago,” said Mayor Emanuel. “They have electrified our city and rallied people from every neighborhood to come together and support these great kids. They have brought out the true spirit of Chicago and I am proud to honor our U.S. Champions with a well-earned Chicago celebration.”

A rally will be held at Jackie Robinson Park, located at 10540 South Morgan Park Street, at 9 a.m. before the parade kicks off at 10 a.m.

The parade route is as follows:

• Northbound on Aberdeen to 105th
• East on 105th to Halsted
• Northbound on Halsted from 105th to 35th Street
• Eastbound on 35th Street to Indiana
• Northbound on Indiana to 31st Street
• Merge onto northbound Michigan Ave.
• Northbound on Michigan Ave to Randolph

Throughout the parade route, fans are encouraged to gather at one of the following locations to show their support to the team.

• 103rd and Halsted
• 95th and Halsted
• 87th and Halsted
• 79th and Halsted
• 63rd and Halsted
• US Cellular Field

The parade will end with a rally at Millennium Park at approximately 11 a.m. No street closures are planned for the parade.

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