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South Side Irish Parade Not Moving To Evergeen Park

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Apr 9, 2009 9:40PM

Evergeen Park Mayor James Sexton had been looking into relocating the currently suspended South Side Irish Parade to his town, but he now says that's not going to happen. Sexton said today, "They spoke very loud and clear that they did not want us to host this particular event in 2010." Sexton said he wanted an approval rating from residents at around 75 to 80 percent, but said the final survey revealed 52 percent opposed the move while 48 percent supported it. One issue was cost, with estimates ranging from $70,000 to $80,000. Sexton added, "Well, I wouldn't know. We'll throw it back in the lap of the South Side St. Patrick's Day committee and see if they can resurrect it or what they might want to do with it." [WBBM]