Chicago Cubs celebratory parade set for Friday

Chicago Cubs' Carl Edwards celebrates after Game 7 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Cleveland Indians Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in Cleveland. The Cubs won 8-7 in 10 innings to win the series 4-3. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Chicago Cubs' Carl Edwards celebrates after Game 7 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Cleveland Indians Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in Cleveland. The Cubs won 8-7 in 10 innings to win the series 4-3. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

UPDATE: CHICAGO (AP) – The city of Chicago plans to honor its World Series champion Cubs with a parade and rally on Friday.

The celebration will start about 10 a.m. when the official parade leaves Wrigley Field and heads for downtown Chicago. The route will travel along the city’s famed Michigan Avenue and then along Columbus Drive near Lake Michigan before heading to Grant Park. Fans are encouraged to line the route.

Officials expect the Cubs motorcade to arrive in Grant Park around noon Friday, when there will be a rally at Hutchinson Field. The rally and parade come two days after the team won its first World Series championship in 108 years.

The city says closed water bottles will be allowed into the rally and food vendors will be on site.

CHICAGO (KWQC) – A parade celebrating the World Series win for the Chicago Cubs is set for Friday, two days after the Cubs broke their 108-year-long championship losing streak.

A spokesman for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the date and said that more details about the parade will be announced later on Thursday.

The Chicago Tribune reports Emanuel is calling it “a parade to stand the test of time.”

For any Quad Cities Cubs fan who wants to be present at the celebration, a company called Board the Bus with Us is selling special bus rides out to Chicago. You can find more information and buy tickets at their website.

For those who can’t be there in person, KWQC.com will be streaming live coverage of the parade.

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