Cubs championship parade sweeps though Chicago

CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs players waved at fans as their open-roof buses move down Chicago's famed Michigan Avenue, which was shut down for the team's World Series championship parade Friday.

Tens of thousands of fans lined city streets Friday, waving Cubs "W'' victory flags and shouting, "Let's go Cubs," as the buses went past.

Players hoisted the Commissioner's Trophy as a large replica of the trophy went past on the back of a pickup truck. And as Cubs President Theo Epstein's bus drove by, fans yelled "Theo, Theo, Theo."

Nearby, construction workers watched the parade and cheered from the top of a crane.

The parade will end a few miles south at Grant Park along Lake Michigan, where thousands more fans are waiting for a championship rally.