Chicago Cubs fans prepare for a parade to remember

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CHICAGO (AP) — The celebration hasn’t stopped in Chicago, where throngs of Chicago Cubs fans are expected at a parade honoring the World Series champions.

Events get underway Friday morning at Wrigley Field. The parade will leave the historic ballpark at 10 a.m. The parade downtown starts an hour later and ends in Grant Park for a noon rally.

The city also plans to dye the Chicago River blue to honor the team, similar to how the river goes green annually for St. Patrick’s Day.

Chicago estimated that 2 million people attended a parade and rally in 2015 after the Blackhawks won their third Stanley Cup in six years.

But the Cubs’ Game 7 victory in Cleveland on Wednesday broke a 108-year drought, so fans have a lot of pent-up celebrating to do.

Locally, the South Shore Line will have extra train cars in routes to and from Chicago Friday, but the train schedule will remain the same.

Check out the parade route below.

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