South Side Irish Parade On The Move?

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Mar 28, 2009 3:45PM

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As revelers across the city continue to cope with the news that next year's South Side Irish Parade has been canceled, and the reasons why, now comes word that a southern suburb may be interest in importing the parade. Evergreen Park Mayor James Sexton has begun sending out feelers to residents about how'd they feel about the parade relocating to the town. Of the 400 responses he's received, Sexton says opinion is split in half but that he wants the approval rating near 75 or 80 percent before any move is made official: "If we don't get a strong consensus, we won't do it." Under Sexton's proposal, the parade would march along 95th Street between Pulaski Road and Francisco Avenue, the same route as Evergreen Park's 4th of July parade that attracts upwards of 100,000 people every year. [Trib, CBS 2]