Day of the Children in Pilsen

Bands and floats rolled through Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood Saturday for the 'Day of the Children' parade.

More than 6,000 children and their families were expected to take part in the fun. Behind the festivities was a serious message. Families were reminded of the need to keep children and their neighborhoods safe.

After the parade, several students received scholarships.

ABC7's Theresa Gutierrez was honorary chairperson of the parade.

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