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July 5, 2017

Photos: 4th on 53rd

Representative Barbara Flynn Currie, whose resignation opened up a competitive race for her seat in the state house, has long been a fixture at Hyde Park's 4th on 53rd parade.

Representative Barbara Flynn Currie, whose resignation opened up a competitive race for her seat in the state house, has long been a fixture at Hyde Park's 4th on 53rd parade.

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Bagpipers and a firetruck led the parade.

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Toni Preckwinkle, Hyde Parker, Cook County Board president, and sometime Statue of Liberty dress-a-like, was one of several local politicians represented at the parade.

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Some parade conveyances were less involved.

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Two full-fledged marching bands participated.

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Cub Scout Pack 53 and Boy Scout Troop 599 marched together

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Members of the Jackson Park Yacht Club built their float on an aquatic theme.

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Adam Thorp / The Chicago Maroon
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Adam Thorp / The Chicago Maroon
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One of two contingents of martial arts students, the pupils at Pure Woori Taekwondo & Hapkido Academy took turns taking shots at punching bags as they marched.

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A mounted contingent wrapped up the parade.

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