Despite the sweltering heat a large crowd of Evanstonians turned out for the afternoon’s parade on Central Street.

Here are some of the highlights in pictures …

And here’s a video of the Jesse White Tumblers jumping over Uncle Sam …

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… along with some music from the Chicago Highlanders Pipes and Drums …

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Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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    1. I did miss a lot of the parade, so…

      glad to see Bill's picture here. Thanks, Bill.

  1. Parade

    I loved the parade, and thanks to the wonderful hard working people who contributed to a great event!

    However, I'm still fielding questions from my kids who were wondering what the placards meant that said "it's a fetus until it's born!"  and what does "keep abortion legal" mean?

    While  I honor everyone's right to free speach, that's part of what we celebrate when we celebrate the 4th of July, but doesn't common sense dictate that some messages like these could be left out of the parade when viewed by thousands of little children standing with their parents just having marveled at a kazoo band?

  2. Great day for city of Evanston

    thanks to everyone who organized, worked(police), watched, sprayed water(firemen), and walked in the parade.  It was pretty awesome to see everyone out there lining up our streets. 

    Many of us on Evanstonnow use this forum to criticize our local government, but days like yesterday remind me of all that is still right with our city.   I loved all the various groups out there, supporting their various causes, organizations, schools, etc.  Evanston sure is a place full of very passionate people who are willing to show their pride on one of the hottest fourth of Julys in a hundred years. .

    If we didn't care so much about the city, we wouldn't bother reading websites like this or following our local government actions.

    So cheers to Bill Smith for the good work, and I hope everyone stays cool.

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