At the 86th Annual Bud Billiken Parade, Dorothy Brown will Celebrate as the Longest Serving Cook Cou

At the 86th Annual Bud Billiken Parade, Dorothy Brown will Celebrate as the Longest Serving Cook County Clerk of Court and Longest Serving African American Holding a Countywide-Elected Executive Office

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What:
Honorable Dorothy Brown will celebrate being both the longest serving African American to hold a countywide-elected executive office and the longest serving Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County with her 100+ marchers in the Bud Billiken Parade.
                       
“I am thrilled to reach this distinction in my public service career in Cook County,” said Clerk Brown. “And, the Bud Billiken Parade, as an important, time-honored tradition of the African-American community is the perfect occasion to celebrate these milestones.”
 
 “For this back-to-school season, we must show our youth that they, too, can accomplish long-term success when they focus on getting their education,” Clerk Brown added.
 
Many of Clerk Brown’s marchers will wear pearl jewelry with their parade t-shirts in honor of Clerk Brown being the “The Pearl of Cook County.”
 
Clerk Brown was elected the first African-American Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County in November 2000. She is currently serving her fourth term in office. Clerk Brown has transformed the Clerk’s Office with innovative technological improvements, including several online services and a mobile app, as well as improved customer service.
When:
Saturday, August 8, 2015 
9:00 a.m.
Where:
39th & King Drive to 55th & King Drive-Washington Park--- Float Position #41
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