The Mysterious holiday tradition of the red coat in Schiller Park


TUESDAY AND A BID COLDER BUT BRIGHTER ON WEDNESDAY AND 34. A VERY DECEMBER-LIKE FORECAST. THANK YOU. GET YOUR MAGNIFYING GLASS READY. THERE IS A MYSTERY IN GERMAN VILLAGE. IT IS THERE ALL YEAR BUT AROUND THE HOLIDAYS YOU WILL SEE A NEW EDITION. MORE NOW ON THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE RED COAT. Reporter: GERMAN VILLAGE IS FULL OF HISTORY AND TRADITION AND ONE OF THOSE TRADITIONS MYSTERIOUSLY SHOWED UP EVERY YEAR JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON. THE UMBRELLA GIRL HAS BECOME A WELL KNOWN STAPLE OF SCHILLER PARK. FOR THE LAST 15 YEARS IT HAS HAD BEEN EXTRA LAYER SHOW UP AROUND MID DECEMBER TO KEEP HER WARM. FROM 1996 TO 2004 THE POOR GIRL WAS IN THE PARK FREEZING COLD. IN 2004 THERE WAS SOMEONE WALKING THROUGH THE PARK AND THOUGHT MY GOSH, SHE WILL BE AWFUL COLD FOR THE WINTER. WHY DON’T WE TRY TO FIND A COAT FOR HER. Reporter: THE RED COAT MADE ITS FIRST APPEARANCE IN 2010. THE ORIGINAL COAT WITH US COVERED IN POODLES. THEY PICKED OUT THE POODLE COAT BECAUSE THERE ARE A LOT OF DOGS IN THE PARK. THEY SECRETLY INSTALLED HER EVERY CHRISTMAS. NO ONE KNOWS WHO IT IS. IT IS A MYSTERY. Reporter: AS LONG AS THE COAT KEEPS SHOWING UP EACH YEAR, IT IS A MYSTERY THE COMMUNITY ISN’T TOO CONCERNED ABOUT BEING SOLVED. IT DOESN’T BOTHER ME. SERVE WONDERING WHO IS THAT? WHO DOES THAT? SOMEONE SAID I DON’T WARE WHO IT IS. WE DON’T WANT TO KNOW. WE LIKE THE MYSTERY. Reporter: THE GOAT TRADITIONALLY STAYS ON THE UMBRELLA GIRL THROUGHOUT THE HOLIDAY SEASON SO YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO COME OUT AND CHEN THIS LITTLE PIECE OF HOLIDAY MAGIC. FROM SCHILLER PARK, BACK TO YOU.

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