The mission of the Skokie Police Department is to proactively and professionally deliver law enforcement services to the people of Skokie in order to enhance the quality of life through the preservation of peace and order.
In January 2012, after many months of review, self-assessment and preparation, the Skokie Police Department became only the sixth agency in Illinois to be awarded accredited status through the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program. The Skokie Police Department remains committed to excellence.
Skokie Fire Department
The Skokie Fire Department is a full service agency accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International and holding an enviable ISO Class 1 rating. In addition to the primary role of fire and EMS service, we also staff a variety of special teams, which include hazardous materials, technical rescue and fire investigations. Our goal is to meet and exceed expectations and provide all citizens with the best emergency service possible
Alan Gerstner - Chairman/Executive Producer
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Dave Eanet - GRAND MARSHAL
Director of Sports - WGN Radio and the Voice of the Northwestern WildCats.
Village of Skokie Trustees, Michele Bromberg, Karen Gray-Keeler, Ralph Klein, Randall Roberts, Edie Sue Sutker, and Ilonka Ulrich and Village Clerk Pramod Shah. In 1957 Skokie residents voted overwhelmingly to adopt the council-manager form of municipal government that remains in effect today. A council-manager government system combines the strong political and policy making leadership of elected officials, such as the Mayor and Board of Trustees, with the strong managerial experience of an appointed village or city manager. Skokie's Village Board includes the Mayor, Village Clerk and Board of Trustees who are the leaders and policy makers elected to represent the community and to concentrate on policy issues that respond to citizens' needs and wishes. In Skokie, six Trustees serve on an "at large" basis and do not represent any one particular geographical area of the community. The Village Manager is appointed by the Mayor and Board of Trustees to carry out policy and ensure that the entire community is being serviced.
MILITARY GRAND MARSHALS/Clarence Burgeman US Army & Sgt Edgar Navarro USMC
MILITARY GRAND MARSHALS/Clarence Burgeman US Army & Sgt Edgar Navarro USMC
Trustee Donald J. Gelfund, Trustee Mark A. Collins, Trustee Bonnie K. Ognisanti and Trustee Tony Lundin, Clerk Charles Levy, Supervisor Marilyn Glazer and Assessor Scott Bagnall
Patti Vasquez - CELEBRITY GUEST
Stand up Comic and Host of Patti Happens
City of Chicago Pipe Band
The City of Chicago Pipe Band is a musical ensemble of bagpipers and drummers who strive to Look Good, Sound Good, and have a Positive Experience. Established in July 2003
Lin-Mar Towing & Recovery - BRONZE SPONSOR
Lin-Mar Towing has been in the towing profession since 1958. We are a family corporation with a long history of quality service to the Northern Illinois area. We take pride in the outstanding reputation we have developed with our customers, public agencies and community organizations. Lin-Mar Towing is conveniently located in the Chicago Land area to meet your needs. We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are licensed and insured to tow anywhere in the country
Evanston Subaru In Skokie - BRONZE SPONSOR
Skokie's New & Used Subaru Dealership. 2016 Subaru Love Promise Dealer of the Year.
Evanston Subaru is proud to serve the Chicago region with quality Subaru vehicles. With models like the Outback, Forester, Legacy, Impreza, WRX, BRZ and Crosstrek, we have something for every taste and need. Come visit us at 3340 Oakton Street to see our vehicles and take one for a test drive.
Evanston Subaru is not just your Chicago Subaru dealership, we also provide a full line of services dedicated to our community.
Chicago Blackhawks Mascot - Tommy Hawk
Tommy Hawk is the official mascot of the Chicago Blackhawks. Tommy is the best mascot in the NHL. This feathery fowl loves to dance, play hockey and generally cause mascot mayhem wherever he goes. Tommy is not only at all Blackhawks home games, but Tommy makes numerous appearances throughout the Chicagoland area and the country. The Skokie 4th of July Parade is Proud to welcome Tommy Hawk!
Skokie Caucus Party
Skokie Caucus Party representing Mayor Van Dusen, Clerk Pramod Shah, and Village Trustees, Randy Roberts, Edie Sue Sutker, Ilonka Ulrich, Michele Bromberg, Ralph Klein, Karen Gray Keeler
1st Michigan Engineers - Civil War Union Army Re-enactors
We operate state-of-the-art material recovery facilities (MRF) throughout Chicagoland. These five recycling centers are strategically located in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs so we serve our clients where ever they are located. We have made significant investments in technology that allows us to minimize the amount of material that is not recycled. This aligns with our commitment to never own or operate a landfill. Our approach to this industry driven by a belief that waste management companies have a critical role in preserving the earth and ecology. In everything we do, we try to align our practices with our philosophy.
Sam the Wild Wheeler
Sam the Wild Wheeler comes all the way from East Africa! He is one of only two Giant Wheelers in the World! Sam is very excited to be apart of your parade today!
Skokie Post 328 Jewish War Veterans
Welcome the Skokie Post 328 Jewish War Veterans of the US
Our bookmobile is a mobile library that brings books, DVDs, and more to locations throughout Skokie five days a week. Use your library card to check out and return items just as you would inside the library building.
Temple Beth Israel
Welcome the families of Temple Beth Israel, an energetic reform congregation in Skokie.
These Model A Fords were the most common cars on the road in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Today antique car collectors carefully restore and maintain them. They are driven in many events and always get a friendly smile or wave. For more information go to model-a-ford.org. These cars are truly antiques on wheels.
Welcome Skokie Indians Baseball and Softball group. We offer Baseball and Softball throughout the year with Spring, summer and fall sessions and practice workouts in the winter. Go to www.skokieindians.org for more information
C.A.R.E. operates an animal adoption center at Main Street and Niles Center Road here in Skokie. Its volunteers work to save abandoned and neglected dogs and cats and find loving, forever homes for them.
Marching today are Skokie Girl Scout troops along with some troops from neighboring communities. All are part of the Service Unit 405.
Their Mission is this: Girl Scouting builds girls of Courage, Confidence, and Character, who make the world a better place.
Each year, individual Troops participate in Journey curriculum and badge activities which teach new skills and concepts such as First Aid and Civics. And of course, Girl Scouts sell cookies!! The yearly cookie sale in January gives girls the opportunity to have their own business while earning money to do service projects AND participate in fun, enriching activities such as summer camp, camping, ice skating, and field trips. If you are looking to join the fun, check out Girl Scouts online for more information.
The Midwest Chapter of the Model T Ford Club is devoted to the preservation of the Model T Ford and its history.
No Shame On U
No Shame on U is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to eliminating the stigma associated with mental health conditions and raising awareness in the Jewish community and beyond. Our goal is for the people who need help to seek it, for family members and friends to know how to provide proper support and to save lives
The people who come to Chabad are just like you. They are Jewish residents of Skokie who shop where you shop, dine where you dine, and come from a broad spectrum of Jewish backgrounds
At Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie youâll find classes and programs for all ages including Hebrew School, Camp Gan Israel, Jewish Learning Institute, Women's Classes, CTeen, Community Shul, and many other valuable programs for the entire family. We hope you come sometime soon and enjoy some of our programs and activities!
Ladies and gentlemen please join me in welcoming back the New Generation Fancy Drill Team. This electrifying drill team reigns from the south side of Chicago under the direction of Mr. James Crafton. Youth participants of this drill team must maintain a "C" average in their academics in order to travel and perform as they are here with us today.
Festival of Cultures
More than 25,000 people dropped by Skokieâs Oakton Park in May to celebrate the 29th Annual Skokie Festival of Cultures, where they savored exotic tastes, listened to the traditional sounds of ethnic music, and experienced the many cultures, languages and traditions that make up the Skokie community. The free festival also offered hands-on exhibits and a place for children to learn and create.
All are invited to join the Festival committee as we share more cultures and create another great event in May 2020 for our 30th year! We meet at Oakton Park (4701 Oakton St., Skokie). To join the Festival team or for more information, call the Skokie Park District at (847) 674-1500 or visit the official website at www.SkokieCultureFest.org.
The Assyrian American Civic Club of Chicago was founded in 1975. Assyrian American Civic Club of Chicago is a non-for-profit educational, cultural, folklore and charitable organization without any political or religious orientation which is democratic in structure and professional in nature, organized under the law of state of Illinois. The aim of this organization is the creation, education, promotion and spread of Assyrian culture, literature and heritage, the preservation of Assyrian customs, national traditions and folklores among the members of the Assyrian Diaspora in addition to, the American community at large in greater Chicago.
Assyrian American Civic Club of Chicago hosts and partakes at many events during the calendar year such as: Saint Patrickâs Day, Assyrian New Year, Fourth of July, Tammuz Assyrian Festival, Columbus Day and Thanksgiving Parades, Skokie Festival of Cultures, Memorial Day Tribute, Assyrian Martyrs Day Commemoration, Lectures, Seminars, Dance Celebrations, and Tammuz, the Assyrian Festival, Comprise of food, folk dance, games and moreâ¦..
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âGandhi Memorial Chicagoâ celebrates 150 Anniversary of Gandhi Jayanti
One Heart For Africa
One Heart for Africa Organization
Viktoria's FireBird Dancers - FOC
Viktoria's FireBird Dancers are proud to join this fantastic parade with the fiery art of authentic Ruska Roma (Russian Gypsy) Dance. We specialize in this and other forms of Romani (gypsy) dance - from India to Turkey, the Balkans, Spain and the Middle East - performing, offering educational workshops and available for private and corporate events.
Skokie Lions Club - FOC LAST
Here come members of the Skokie Lions Club! Skokie Lions have been at work serving our community for more than 30 years, assisting community members with vision screenings and glasses, hearing aids, diabetes awareness and other health and welfare services, all provided FREE of charge to Skokie residents!
Cambodian Buddhist Association - FOC
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The Cadets Drum Corps is one of the oldest continuously operating drum and bugle corps with members from across the globe. The corps was founded in Garfield, NJ as The Holy Name Cadets in 1934 and is currently headquartered in Allentown, PA. With 10 American Legion National Championships and 10 Drum Corps International World Championships, The Cadets are one of the winningest drum corps in history. The Cadets travel over 14,000 miles each summer entertaining hundreds of thousands of drum corps fans throughout the nation.
D219 Dance Marathon
The students of Niles North and Niles West select a different non profit beneficiary every year to raise money for. This year's beneficiaries are Apna Ghar and the Education Foundation. The students work hard to raise money and awareness all year for their partner organizations.
Windy City Wondertainers
We specialize in bringing a sense of wonder to parties, events and children's hospitals. Our wondertainers are hand selected as gifted educators who love working with children and event planners! Superheroes, Starwars, Harry Potter and more!
A Jewish Community that believes and teaches that
Yeshua (Jesus) is the promised Jewish Messiah. All are welcome to visit!
CHICAGO COSSACKS - a Russian and Ukrainian music, song and dance ensemble. The group also performs Cossack, Jewish (Klezmer), Russian Roma (Gypsy), American oldies, classical music, Italian, French, German, Latin and other world music and dances
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We offer beautiful accessories that are Lead Free and Nickle Free and for only $5 each! Host a Jewelry Show in your home with your friends and family! Check us out on Facebook, search Look At Me Bling!
The Chicago Light Artillery commanded by Captain Don Sherman, is a 5201, C3 public charity, providing school programs, living histories, reenactments, and memorials. Keeping the memory alive of those brave souls that gave their all to save the Union in the Civil War.
Medinah's Oriental Band is the oldest band of its kind in all of Shrinedom. Beginning in 1899 it has continued to grab attention and remind the crowds of Shriners' Hospitals for Children. It is being led today by it's Director, Noble Howard Giesen.
Dance Force Elite
Dance force is the largest award winning youth dance company in Chicago. Dancers from age 5 to 18. The directors are Kentrele Shipp & Matthew Thomas.
Jason Kollum Uncle Sam Patriotic Stilt-Walker
Jason Kollum is the World's Tallest Uncle Sam! He is a professional Stilt-Walker, Juggler, Balloon Artist and Kids' and Family Entertainer performing all over Chicagoland. He can be reached at
Donya Dance Ensemble
Donya Dance Ensemble - a group of 8 dancers promoting multi-cultural dances of the world. Our mission is to explore, inspire, imagine,create, connect and educate. The word âdonyaâ means âworldâ in Persian, Turkish & Arabic. It symbolizes the love that our dance troupe has for culture and diversity.
The Colt Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps from Dubuque, Iowa is the younger sibling to The Colts Drum and Bugle Corps. Founded in 1967, the Colt Cadets are one of three remaining cadet corps in the country. Members are primarily middle and high school students from Dubuque, Iowa and the immediate tri-state area.
The Colt Cadets are a competitive Open Class drum and bugle corps. Since 2010, Colt Cadets have been Drum Corps International Open Class Finalists five times, finishing 12th place or higher in International Competition. In 2006, the group was recognized as the âMost Improved Corpsâ by Drum Corps International. This summer the group will travel for 24 days from June through August to parades and competitions in six states, performing for more than 75,000 people.
The 2018 Colt Cadets program is entitled âFor the Birds.â Their season will finish at the Drum Corps International World Championships in Lucas Oil Stadium, the home of the Indianapolis Colts.
The directors of the Colt Cadets are Andrew Eaton and Alex Albertson. Learn more about the Colt Cadets or membership by visiting www.colts.org.
Maxwell Street Klezmer Band has been giving new life to traditional Jewish music for over 35 years. Besides the parade, you will run into them at weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, and leading the Junior Klezmer Orchestra.
We are the one and only Medinah Motor Corps. a motorcycle precision drill team and a parade unit of the Medinah Shrine Center in Addison, Illinois. We perform on White Ultra Classic-Shrine Edition Harley-Davidson Motorcycles and have been pleasing audiences since 1955 !
Calvary Redemption Center
Here to spread the love and Grace of Jesus Christ across the land.
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American Taxi Dispatch, Inc.
American Taxi Dispatch, Inc. has been in business since 1975. We will continue to service over 300 Chicago land Suburbs with pride!
Jutta & the Hi-Dukes (tm)
This is the fourth time that Jutta (You-tah) and the Hi-Dukes has participated in our parade. These eclectic Evanston-based troubadours of ethnic music play everything from Balkan Gypsy and Greek music to medieval Danish songs and Dixieland dance tunes. They tour internationally, bringing worlds of traditional music and dance to audiences of all ages and abilities. Their most recent CD was released by the Earwig Music Company and they are the first world music act on the label which is famous for its Roots Blues music.
Conscious Circus is an interactive, performance-based entertainment ensemble, offering everything from prop manipulation such as hula hoop dancing, to aerial arts, event and party entertainment, and private lessons and workshops.
Those Funny Little People have been a part of parades, frestivals, and private events for the past 40 years. They have appearaed throughout the country, as well as internationally. Today they are proud to be a part of this great national celebration. Wave them over for a quick picture as they come by! For more information on the "Little People" check them our @ www.thosefunnylittlepeople.com
Sinful Saints Band
The SINFUL SAINTS BAND IS CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF PERFORMING AND ENTERTAINING PARADE WATCHERS AND ARE PLAYING NEW ORLEANS JAZZ.
THE BAND PERFORMS IN OVER 40 COMMUNITY PARADES AND FESTIVALS.
Sportclips - Skokie
Come and visit us at Sport Clips - Skokie where it's good to be a guy! We are a modern barber shop with an exciting sports environment serving the haircutting needs of men and boys. We do a great job with gals too! Our Sport Clips store is located on Skokie Blvd. between Emerson and Foster. For your convenience, we are open 7 days a week, and walk-ins only. We carry Paul Mitchell, American Crew, Style Sexy, and Nioxin salon quality products. Be sure and ask us about our money saving programs!
Skokie Commission on Family Services
The Commission was founded in 2010. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for Skokieâs must vulnerable citizens through public information, education and advocacy. The Commission identifies gaps in community services and work collaboratively with other organizations to address these needs. They have helped organize the Boomers and Beyond senior resource fair, and the Produce Initiative where each week during the summer, produce is collected from vendors at the Skokie Farmer's Market and delivered to the Niles Twp Food Pantry.
Renacer Boliviano Dance Troupe is a cultural arm of Renacer Boliviano, Inc. which shares Bolivian Music and dance
at various civic venues. The dance troupe has been in existence for 30 years and has been recipient of The IL Art Council Grant for many years which displaces the rich Bolivian music and dance. The dance troupe is comprised of approximately 35 voluntary members including from the Hispanic beside Bolivians who share their love for the rich and beautiful music of South America. Renacer Boliviano solutes the American people on the occasion of their Independence Day.
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky
Coming up next is Skokie's Congresswoman, Jan Schakowsky! Jan has been fighting for our community in Washington for years.
Senator Laura Fine represents the Illinois 9th Senate District which encompasses part of northern Cook County and includes all or portions of Skokie, Evanston, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Morton Grove, Northfield, Glencoe, Glenview, Golf, Northbrook, and Winnetka.
St. Timothy's Lutheran Church is passionate about sharing the bread of life by celebrating God's generosity at Jesus' table and sharing from their abundance. Their ministry addresses local struggles with food insecurity and raises community awareness.