This is the 88th year for the Bud Billiken parade, a chance to celebrate.
Chance the Rapper's charity, SocialWorks, and Brooklyn-based backpack company STATE bags reportedly donated 30,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to Chicago students at the parade, the news outlet reported, adding that the rapper also handed out free tickets to his concert.
"We want to make sure our kids are safe, we want to make sure that they are ready to go back to school".
It has been a big two years for Chance the Rapper, between working diligently with Kanye West on the latter's "The Life of Pablo" album to winning awards at this year's Grammys, BET Awards and iHeartRadio Awards. The parade brought together the community and political foes alike to celebrate heading back to school.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel did address the issue.