Clark after Dark kicks off in River North

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago's River North neighborhood is saying goodbye to summer with the Clark After Dark street festival, now in its 10th year.

A brass band fired up the crowd, whose admissions proceeds will go toward the USO of Illinois.

"I'm just glad to be here supporting the USO and what they're doing for us," said U.S. Marine Corps staff sergeant Robert Turner.

A $10 donation grants attendees access to live music, good food, wine and even a few cigars.

"$20 supports four visits for a service member to visit one of our centers at the airport," said Alison Ruble, president and CEO of the USO of Illinois.

The Chicago Automotive Trade Association raised $182,000 for the USO of Illinois and presented them with the check at the event.
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