This Sunday, the Chicago Gay Pride Parade will step off in Boystown (East Lakeview) for the 46th time. There has been a lot of indication from Alderman Tom Tunney’s office that this may be the last Chicago Gay Pride Parade in Boystown, as many people feel the event (which draws crowds of up to one million people, and involves lots of drunken reveling) has far outgrown the residential neighborhood and would be better suited to a downtown route. In an attempt to curb the more rambunctious party-goers, the parade organizers have hired 90 off-duty police officers to serve as security along the route this weekend.
All of this excitement is sure to snarl traffic in East Lakeview for most of the day on Sunday, so plan your day accordingly. Parking restrictions in the neighborhood will begin at 5am and last until 8pm on Sunday, June 28th. Vehicle towing in the following areas affects both sides of the street and will begin promptly at 5am:
The parade will step off at noon from Montrose and Broadway and continue along the following parade route:
For more information on the Chicago Pride Parade, visit this website.
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