Thousands came to celebrate Mexican Independence Day at the Mexican Independence Day Parade, which took place on Sept. 14 on Columbus Dr. and Balbo St. in Chicago. It was organized by the Illinois Mexican Civic Society. The parade started with both the American and Mexican national anthems. “The Cry of Dolores” ceremony (“El Grito”) took place on Sept. 15 at Petrillo Music Shell Grant Park in Chicago. It was organized by the Illinois Mexican Society.
Thousands from Cicero and the surrounding areas came out on Sept. 15 to celebrate Mexican Independence at the annual Mexican Independence Day Parade on Cermak Road in the Town of Cicero.
The parade, which featured 40 floats and parade participants, was sponsored by Town President Larry Dominick and the Town of Cicero Board of Trustees and by the Cicero Mexico Cultural Committee.
“This is one of my favorite parades as it brings out the excitement and the culture of Cicero’s Mexican American community every year,” said Dominick.
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