Photos: The return of the South Side Irish Parade
After a two-year hiatus due to complaints about drunken behavior, the South Side Irish Parade celebrating St. Patrick's Day returned to Western Avenue on Sunday, March 11, 2012.
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The parade begins
Modie Lavin, the mother of U.S. Marine Conner Lowry, who was killed in Afghanistan last week, cuts the ribbon before the start of the South Side Irish parade at 103rd Street and Western Avenue on Sunday.