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The South Side Irish Parade continued the St. Pat's celebration

The weekend before St. Patrick's Day came to a close as bagpipers and mayoral candidates joined 200,000 attendees at the annual South Side Irish Parade

Zach Long
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Zach Long
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Chicago's downtown St. Patrick's Day Parade drew crowds on Saturday, but the celebration moved south on Sunday as more than 200,000 people lined the streets for the South Side Irish Parade. Temperatures that hovered in the 60s likely played a part in the increased attendance at the spring event, which included prominent participants like Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, who shook hands with onlookers throughout the parade route. Experience a Chicago tradition by taking a look at our photos of the festive procession.

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Chicago's weekend of St. Patrick's Day celebrations continued at the South Side Irish Parade, March 15, 2015.

Chicago's weekend of St. Patrick's Day celebrations continued at the South Side Irish Parade, March 15, 2015.
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Chicago's weekend of St. Patrick's Day celebrations continued at the South Side Irish Parade, March 15, 2015.

Chicago's weekend of St. Patrick's Day celebrations continued at the South Side Irish Parade, March 15, 2015.
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Chicago's weekend of St. Patrick's Day celebrations continued at the South Side Irish Parade, March 15, 2015.

Chicago's weekend of St. Patrick's Day celebrations continued at the South Side Irish Parade, March 15, 2015.
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Chicago's weekend of St. Patrick's Day celebrations continued at the South Side Irish Parade, March 15, 2015.

Chicago's weekend of St. Patrick's Day celebrations continued at the South Side Irish Parade, March 15, 2015.
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Chicago's weekend of St. Patrick's Day celebrations continued at the South Side Irish Parade, March 15, 2015.

Chicago's weekend of St. Patrick's Day celebrations continued at the South Side Irish Parade, March 15, 2015.
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Chicago's weekend of St. Patrick's Day celebrations continued at the South Side Irish Parade, March 15, 2015.

Chicago's weekend of St. Patrick's Day celebrations continued at the South Side Irish Parade, March 15, 2015.
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Chicago's weekend of St. Patrick's Day celebrations continued at the South Side Irish Parade, March 15, 2015.
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