Grand Parade

2023 Grand Parade Winners:

Director's Choice:  OAK Orthopedics

Mayor's Choice:  Texas Roadhouse

1st Place Commercial:  Blain's Farm & Fleet (75 points)

2nd Place Commercial:  Limitless Home Improvement (73 points)

1st Place Non-Commercial:  Riverside Healthcare (70 points)

2nd Place Non-Commercial:  St. Paul's Lutheran Church (67 points)

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2023 Grand Marshals: Sergeant Tyler Bailey and Sydney Bailey

Tyler Bailey was critically wounded in the line of duty in December of 2021, the incident which tragically took the life of his partner Sergeant Marlene Rittmanic.  While our community mourned the loss of Sgt. Rittmanic, Tyler underwent multiple life-saving surgeries, and spent weeks in intensive care fighting to return to his wife, family and community.  There were months of rigorous inpatient rehabilitation at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, followed by additional outpatient day rehab, all with Sydney by his side.  

In November of 2022, Tyler and Sydney were able to officially move home to the Bradley Area.  On December 10, 2022, Tyler was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, having passed his Sergeant's exam prior to his injury.  May 20, 2023, Tyler officially signed off the radio for the last time, retiring from Bradley Police Department.  

Tyler and Sydney remain living in our community with their dog, Tucker.  He continues outpatient rehabilitation at both Shirley Ryan and locally with Jojo Sayson's Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation.  They Bailey's are thankful for the community and first responders for their on-going support.

Children's Parade

2023 Children’s Parade Winners:

Friends & Family winner:  Beedles Braving Batten

Non-Profit Organization winner:  Kankakee Early Education Program

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