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Columbus Day Parade beats the rain as hundreds celebrate Italian heritage

In case you missed it - Ron Onesti, president of the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans, said the day was one to remember and a time to celebrate Christopher Columbus and what his accomplishments mean to Italian Americans.

The Columbus Day Parade drew hundreds of proud Italian Americans to downtown celebrating the explorer whose place in history has grown more controversial over the past few years, both nationally and locally.

Check out the Chicago Sun Times for an amazing write up on Columbus Day in Chicago.

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