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Quinn and Rauner March in China’s National Day Parade

China’s National Day was Sept. 28, and there was a parade in Chinatown to celebrate. This year there was a bit more political excitement at the parade than usual. Both of Illinois’ gubernatorial candidates, Gov. Pat Quinn and candidate Bruce Rauner, made a rare joint public appearance.

Down Wentworth Avenue in Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood, pranced three Chinese dragons, four pairs of dancing Chinese lions, five marching bands from different Chicago Public Schools,  20 decorated floats and representatives from 28 other groups.

Besides two gubernatorial candidates, Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and ABC co-anchor Judy Hsu also participated in the parade. 

The warm Sunday added a little spice to China’s 65th birthday celebration in this hot wok of the Chinese community.

Pat Quinn, is one of the leaders of the Chinatown Parade.


Bruce Rauner shows his support for Asian Americans’ at the parade.


Jesse White Tumblers are doing their signature performance.
Several young Chinese girls are holding the Chinese flag at the parade.
Children in panda suits.
Hainan Airlines Flight Attendents from China waving Chinese flags on their float.
Young ladies represent Eacast TV media and Xilin Art School are also enjoying the parade and waving the Chinese flags on the float. (Meiling Jin is in the middle.)
Panda mascot is dancing and waving to the crowd.

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