Tuesday, April 21, 2015

DEVELOPING: 2015 Pride Parade Will Stay In Boystown, City Sources Say

Multiple sources in city government are saying that the 2015 Pride Parade will remain in Boystown.

Late tonight on CWB: A look at what documents in city files say about previous parades.
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42 comments:

  1. Any word which weekend it will be? I still have a trip or two left to plan and might as well kill two birds with one stone.

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    1. Always the last Sunday in the month.

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    2. Parade is on June 28th this year. The last Sunday in June.

      http://chicagopride.gopride.com/

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  2. Capt. Robert Cesario's first big test as head of the 19th. As for the parade remaining in Boystown, that decision was made on election night.

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    1. Should be VERY interesting for him.

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    2. I don't think there was any "real" consideration to move it at all.

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    3. You think wrong, then. It will be gone next year.

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  3. Did anyone honestly think the Velvet Mafia that controls this event (and the neighborhood at large via the Alderman) would allow it to leave Boystown?

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    1. Of course not. I knew it would never move out of the area. There will have to be MULTIPLE shootings and a homicide or two for this event to go away.

      I still watch the parade, and I avoid Halsted Street like the plague. Once the parade is over, we gather our gear and go home.

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    2. And people think those gay bar owners care about the GLBT community. All they care about is $$$$$ which I don't have a problem with I just wish the GLBT community would not look up to them.

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  4. As soon as they nail down a date, that would be a good weekend to get out of town. I want to be nowhere near that mess.

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    1. I thought it was always the last Sunday of June.

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  5. Of course it will stay in Boystown. Is anyone surprised? Tunney's lips move but nothing of value is ever accomplished.

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    1. Not surprised one bit. I AM surprised however that Tunney cares not to listen to his residents when he puts it up for a vote to where the parade should be. He's a man who definately cannot be trusted. Period.

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    2. People knew going to the polls this past election he was not to be trusted but they re-elected him any way. The same goes for Rahm. Lakeview lacks a lot of police and the criminal element knows this too.

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    3. Why in the world would anyone be surprised that Tunney doesn't listen to anyone that is dumb enough to keep voting for him? Remember that definition of insanity....it applies to the voters.

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  6. I wonder how many REAL people will be hurt this year? Lets face it parades suck, the popular ones are crowded excuses for kids to get drunk and cause trouble.

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    1. I would like to see all the disrespectful little twits who think it's "cool" to trash police cars get hauled away to Cook County where they get to spend a few nights before they are processed. Then, throw the book at them. I can't believe that police cars get trashed just about every year, and little is done to the perps.

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    2. They only look like they were trashed. Have you seen our older squads with 200k miles, bald tires and no AC?

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    3. I think that it's time for this event to be moved to another location due to the fact of it's tremendous growth over the years. Smaller parades have been moved out of neighborhoods when growth became a factor. It's time.

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  7. I have booked my trip already. Thanks Tom.

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  8. So much for democracy. Why bother taking input from the people who live here and let us "vote" on where to have the parade if its just a smoke screen? I mean, I knew it was bull from the get go -- but now we REALLY know that Tunney is a liar and doesn't care one bit about this community -- buy giving us atleast a ONE YEAR pause on the parade.

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  9. Resident stuck like chuckApr 21, 2015, 2:23:00 PM

    Get ready for hordes of drunk idiot straight girls out for a giggle on parade afternoon, pissing in yards, rubbers left under people's porches and shrubbery, then get ready for mass thuggings and muggings all night long after the parade. Tunneys knows this whole concept of a huge parade in a small neighborhood is idiotic, yet he never had any inclination to move it. The survey he conducted was biased and skewed toward the result he wanted. He could have moved this monster out of Boystown for good. But noooooo, it might impact his sticky bun sales at his gruesome little diners. And Lord forbid the bar owners (who *think* they own the neighborhood) might miss out on $100 worth of liquor sales. I hate this neighborhood on the last weekend of every June. Wait ... I hate his neighborhood period. Time to move!!!

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    1. $100???
      Probably more like $100,000 at Sidetracks alone.

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    2. Yes, you should move. Thankfully, I'm moving out of the neighborhood in June so I'll miss all the parade antics. I can't wait!

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  10. This is a disaster wait to happen, let's start early and blame the police now.

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    1. As we'll be reporting later tonight, every public safety entity in the city has recommended that the parade be moved. That includes the police department.

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  11. Why did the people in Lakeview re-elect an Alderman that could give two craps about your safety and over all concerns is beyond me.

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  12. The parade and all its low brow trashy elements can stay in Boystown all the city wants. I'll be moving out of Chicago the week before the "pride" celebrations begin. Question: Does the city bus in ex-cons for gay pride or something? I've never seen anything like it in other cities.

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    1. Hopefully they plant The Big Scary Bus in front of Sidetrack this year. Roscoes paid their dues with it last year. I love the CPD. They're more witty than the most sarcastic GLTBLMNOP.

      #GWM

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  13. This parade brings people from all over the country, have it downtown any let everybody enjoy this city. The businesses in the Loop would love it and so would the businesses on Halsted. There's enough of the pie for everybody. Way to crowded on Halsted, spread it out.

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  14. I live on roscoe and dread the parade every year. That being said if it were moved downtown all the police would be there. After the parade everyone would still come to boystown. Now we have a million people moving from one area to another. Even if only 10% came here it would be a mess with no police to cover 100,000 people already drunk.

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    1. Not necessarily. Assuming that people who go to a parade downtown would swarm to Boystown is flawed. If anything, there's a greater possibility that they would go home or to bars in other parts of town like Andersonville and Pilsen.

      The problem after the parade is more related to an influx of people looking to cause trouble rather than celebrate Pride.

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  15. If not for the run-off for Mayor and 46Ward alderman, the parade would be downtown this year. It was too late by April 8 to switch locations because of planning, logistics, etc.

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    1. Were you in the meetings? I was.

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    2. It's common knowledge businesses are for sale on Halsted and they need the Parade revenue to pump up their falling numbers. Gay is here no need for a special area or a parade. The Supreme Court will settle gay marriage shortly. The business owners are going to be on the wrong side of history they seem to always be looking in the rear view mirror like it's 1985 again. It's funny watching them struggle for relevance in 2015.

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  16. Hopefully the Parade will put the nail in coffin and force more GLBT to move north to Andersonville and Edgewater and all the non-sense stays behind in Boystown.

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  17. Do you think we can get a good group rate on airfare if we all leave Boystown for that weekend? lol

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    1. That's a great idea. We should plan a group trip and charter somewhere.

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  18. I will be taking the South Shore Line to the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, Indiana. Laying around by the pool, indoor smoking, no violence. It's like boystown in the 90's!

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  19. http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150427/boystown/without-serious-improvments-pride-parade-will-leave-boystown-city

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