Regarding Bud Billiken Marshal payments:

On behalf of the Chicago Defenders Charities, we are proud of a successful incident free historic event. It has been brought to our attention that there was a miscommunication in the protocol of volunteers and payment of Marshal staff. We take any concerns regarding compensation seriously. We are reviewing time sheets and pertinent paperwork for all staff members who participated in the 88th Annual Bud Billiken Parade. We will be meeting with our executive administrative staff, board members and lead Marshals to discuss all financial concerns pertaining to this matter.


2017 Bud Billiken® Parade Grand Marshal

Chance the Rapper

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2017 Bud Billiken® Parade Royal Court

presented by BMO Harris Bank 

The Bud Billiken® Parade Royal Court Contest is for boys and girls 8 to 12 years old who reside in the Chicagoland area. Contestants were judged on scholarship and citizenship. Winners are pictured here with the 2017 Grand Marshal, Chance the Rapper. 

The Bud Billiken® Parade Royal Court Contest is for boys and girls 8 to 12 years old who reside in the Chicagoland area. Contestants were judged on scholarship and citizenship. Winners are pictured here with the 2017 Grand Marshal, Chance the Rapper. 

King - Earnest Carver    

Prince - Jaquan Collins    

Lord - Austin Washington

Duke - Jeremiah Johns

Royal Advisor -  Jeremiah Hudson-Davis

 

Queen - Isis Dixon

Princess - N'kiya Johnson

Lady - Brasiah Eggleston

Duchess - Aniya Owens

Royal Advisor - Caitlyn Smith


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