Tinley invites Ben Bradley to be grand marshal

January 31, 2012 9:36:39 AM PST
After hearing on the air that ABC7's Ben Bradley was the only person on our morning show Monday who has never been invited to be the grand marshal of a parade, the good folks of south suburban Tinley Park have offered to have Ben lead the 12th Annual Tinley Park Irish Parade Sunday, March 11.

Mayor Ed Zabrocki and the Tinley Park Village Board invited Ben to be the Honorary Grand Marshal after morning show anchors Roz Varon, Judy Hsu, and Tracy Butler gave Ben grief for never having led a parade.

Tinley Park says the parade is a family-friendly event that usually draws several thousand people. It steps off at 2 p.m. and travels northbound on Oak Park Avenue from approximately 181st Street to about 171st Street.