2019 Columbus Day Parade

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
2019 Columbus Day Parade
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2019 Columbus Day Parade in Chicago, Part 1

CHICAGO (WLS) -- ABC 7 Chicago, the official station of the 67th annual Columbus Day Parade, presented the parade on Monday, October 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. on ABC 7's Main Channel 7.1 and later in the day from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. on ABC 7's 7.2 Channel.

The parade started at 12:30 p.m. and coverage on ABC7 started at 1 p.m. and it was also streamed live on abc7chicago.com.

ABC 7 Chicago was the only TV station in Chicago to broadcast the Columbus Day Parade.

WATCH: Parts 2 and 3 of the 2019 Columbus Day Parade

ABC 7 Sports Anchor Mark Giangreco, ABC 7 feature/entertainment reporter and 190 North host, Janet Davies once again hosted the Columbus Day Parade broadcast. Anthony Rago, from Rago Brothers Funeral Home, and member of the executive committee of the Italian American Human Relations Foundation, joined them in the broadcast booth. Dionne Miller, ABC 7 Sports Anchor, was on the street capturing all the excitement and pageantry.

The 2019 parade's central theme was "Food and Culture," boasting 110 units.

WATCH: Parts 4 and 5 of the 2019 Columbus Day Parade

Riding atop the ABC 7 Columbus Day Parade float was Stacey Baca, Tracy Butler, Alan Krashesky, Diane Pathieu, Hosea Sanders, and Larry Mowry.

The parade started on State Street, "that Great Street," and continued south to Van Buren Street.

WATCH: Parts 6 and 7 of the 2019 Columbus Day Parade

The 2019 Columbus Day Parade Queen, Natalie DiCianni and her court were one of the crown jewels of the parade. Natalie reigns from Elmhurst, Illinois. She is currently attending Triton College and is majoring in nursing, modeling her career choice after her mother, who is also a nurse. Every year, Natalie volunteers her time making Thanksgiving baskets for the needy. She has also helped raise money for autism. Natalie is proud of her Italian heritage and the fact that both her parents are of Italian descent. Her father, Peter DiCianni is a DuPage County Commissioner in the 2nd District.

WATCH: Parts 8 and 9 of the 2019 Columbus Day Parade

ABC7 will broadcast the parade again Monday on ABC7's 7.2 Channel from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. The third airing is on Saturday, October 19 from 1 to 3 PM on 7.2.

The Columbus Day Parade is produced by ABC 7 Chicago.