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Columbus Day Parade traffic advisory

(DePaul University/Jamie Moncrief)
The Columbus Day Parade will take place Monday, Oct. 14 at 12:30 p.m. along State St. from Wacker Dr. to Van Buren St. The parade has more 150 units – bands, floats and marchers. Those traveling near the Loop Campus should allow extra time, expect delays or consider alternate routes to avoid the impact of street closures and crowds. Event information is available on the City of Chicago website.

Please consult Chicago Transit Authority and Metra websites for public transportation service updates, reroutes and procedures.

Remember - be vigilant of your surroundings during the parade. If you see a suspicious person, object or vehicle along or near the parade route, report the sighting to 9-1-1 or to law enforcement personnel. Do not store, hide or leave any personal items, backpacks, packages or clothes along or near the parade. If you see something, say something.