South Shore Drill Team to skip Bud Billiken Day Parade

CHICAGO -- A popular performance at the annual Bud Billiken Day Parade will be missing this year.

The South Shore Drill Team pulled out of the parade this weekend because of a new rule.

Each group is now limited to 100 people, but the drill team had more than 240 members in the parade last year.

A spokesperson said all the kids look forward to performing for their family and friends, and it would be unfair to exclude anyone.

The parade kicks off at 9 a.m. on Saturday at 39th and King Drive.

It ends in Washington Park with a big picnic.