Friday, the Cubs will celebrate with the rest of Chicago as they partake in a victory parade that'll stretch from Wrigley Field to Grant Park, where a rally will be held, per mayor Rahm Emanuel's edict:
BREAKING: Mayor Emanuel says Cubs victory parade will be tomorrow. Details to follow, but expected to run from Wrigley Field to Grant Park.— Danny Ecker (@DannyEcker) November 3, 2016
Previously, there had been concerns about whether the parade would be held until Monday due to the exhausted police force. Yet preparatory work was already underway Thursday morning, including metal rails being installed. Here are some more details, courtesy of the Sun Times:
The parade will begin at 11 a.m. (local time), with team buses leaving Wrigley Field at 10 a.m.
The official procession will travel along Michigan Avenue between Oak and Ohio and then along Columbus between Monroe and Balbo. Fans who want to catch the downtown parade are encouraged to see them along this route.
The Sun Times also noted that there will be a "zero tolerance" policy on drinking on public sidewalks and streets. We'll see how well that one plays.
Anyway, it's worth noting that Grant Park is the same place where the Chicago Blackhawks, of the National Hockey League, held their trio of championship rallies. The Cubs can only hope they'll get to know the route as well as (or better than) the Blackhawks.
CBS Chicago will be streaming the parade live. You can view that here.