Sunday, March 14, 2010

Northwest Side Irish parade photos

The cancellation of the South Side St. Patrick's Day Parade undoubtedly contributed to the heightened interest paid to this year's Northwest Side Irish Parade.

Today was the 8th edition of the parade, which starts at Onahan School and marches down Northwest Highway.

The Chicago Police Department's Emerald Society was prominently featured.

And what would a St. Patrick's Day Parade be without politicians?

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-9) paused to greet spectators.

So too did 10th Dist. Democratic State Senate Candidate John Mulroe.

Mulroe's November opponent for that State Senate seat, 41st Ald. Brian Doherty (at left in this photo), also walked the route.

But there was more to today's parade than electioneering. Irish parades need lots of Irish dancers. These are from the Trinity Academy of Irish Dance.

For more pictures of today's parade, turn to page two.

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