It finally happened. The Chicago Cubs are World Series champions. And to celebrate the North Siders, hundreds of thousands of Cubs faithful took over downtown Chicago for a parade that can be considered one for the ages. It only took 108 years to bring the trophy back to Wrigley Field, but boy does it feel so sweet.
The Cubs started things off this morning at Wrigley Field and then made their way down to Michigan Avenue where thousands lined up from the Magnificent Mile down through Millennium Park. The team ended in Grant Park for the big rally.
Much of the Loop was shut down during and immediately following the parade due to the sheer number of people walking around through the busy city streets. Let’s just hope it doesn’t take another 108 years to have another parade for the Lovable
Fans pack into Grant Park as they await the rally as the parade rolls from Wrigley Field on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 as the Chicago Cubs celebrate their World Series championship. The route of the Cubs parade from Wrigley Field to Grant Park has been updated. It’s now: Addison Street to Marine Drive to Belmont Avenue to Lake Shore Drive to Michigan Avenue to Randolph Street to Columbus Drive to Grant Park. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune) @briancassella @cubs #cubs #cubsparade #grantpark #flythew #worldseries
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