How to watch the Bud Billiken Parade in person or from home

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Nicknamed “The Bud,” the Bud Billiken Parade has been a back-to-school celebration and showcase for Chicago’s talented young people since 1929. For four generations, the Sengstacke family has organized what it says is the largest African American parade in the United States and the second largest parade in the United States after the Rose Parade.

Hundreds of thousands of spectators and generations of families will gather along the almost three-mile route in Bronzeville Saturday to cheer on a variety of performers — bands, dance and drill teams, tumblers and cheerleaders — and watch honorary grand marshals and celebrities ride in style aboard floats and classic cars. And thousands of school supplies and other amenities will be handed out in Washington Park following the parade.

See full details on best ways to get there and what’s new this year from the Tribune’s Kori Rumore.

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Wildfire wreckage is seen on Aug. 9, 2023, in Lahaina, Hawaii.

While rescue and emergency operations continued at the deadly wildfires that swept across the Hawaiian island of Maui, many people are already looking for ways to support the response and provide relief to those affected.

The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement pledged to match donations — up to $100,000 initially, then increased to $250,000 — for a campaign they began Wednesday, with initial support from the Alakaʻina Foundation Family of Companies. An online tracker shows that more than $331,000 has been given from almost 2,500 people as of Thursday.

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About 49,500 people took their own lives last year in the U.S., the highest number ever, according to new government data.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which posted the numbers, has not yet calculated a suicide rate for the year, but available data suggests suicides are more common in the U.S. than at any time since the dawn of World War II.

State Rep. Bob Rita departs after testifying in the perjury trial of Tim Mapes, former chief of staff to House Speaker Michael Madigan, Aug. 10, 2023, at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse.

Rita, D-Blue Island, was on the witness stand Thursday for the second time this year in one of the sweeping federal cases tied to Madigan and his Democratic allies.

Asked to describe the former power structure at the top of the Illinois House, Rita drew a triangle in the air above him.

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Delores Collins, of housekeeping, strikes with other Loretto Hospital workers on July 31, 2023.

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LaTonya Shuler, at her Indianapolis home on July 12, 2023, is a plaintiff in a complaint against companies that produce hair straighteners for Black women.

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