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St. Patrick's Day Parades in the suburbs

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With a green suit to match his bright green hair Kevin Combest rides thru the Thom McNamee Memorial St. Patrick's Day Parade in East Dundee March 17, 2012.
  With a green suit to match his bright green hair Kevin Combest rides thru the Thom McNamee Memorial St. Patrick's Day Parade in East Dundee March 17, 2012.
BRIAN HILL | Staff Photographer
Tara Teschky and Paul Quinn of Libertyville wave to crowd after getting married on a float during the Lake Villa St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday, March 17th.
  Tara Teschky and Paul Quinn of Libertyville wave to crowd after getting married on a float during the Lake Villa St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday, March 17th.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Tara Teschky vail blows in the wind while riding on her wedding float during the Lake Villa St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday, March 17th.
  Tara Teschky vail blows in the wind while riding on her wedding float during the Lake Villa St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday, March 17th.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Friends hold up signs while riding on Tara Teschky and Paul Quinn's wedding float during the Lake Villa St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday, March 17th.
  Friends hold up signs while riding on Tara Teschky and Paul Quinn's wedding float during the Lake Villa St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday, March 17th.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Tara Teschky and Paul Quinn of Libertyville wave to crowd after getting married on a float during the Lake Villa St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday, March 17th.
  Tara Teschky and Paul Quinn of Libertyville wave to crowd after getting married on a float during the Lake Villa St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday, March 17th.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Emmit Hannon, 6, of Palatine rides in the Palatine St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday.
  Emmit Hannon, 6, of Palatine rides in the Palatine St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Jack Wrigley Sloan, 5, of Palatine waits for the start of the Palatine St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday.
  Jack Wrigley Sloan, 5, of Palatine waits for the start of the Palatine St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Madison Schaefer, 7, holds her dog "Charlie" as she watches the Palatine St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday.
  Madison Schaefer, 7, holds her dog "Charlie" as she watches the Palatine St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Ethan Simpson of Park Ridge rides in the Bauer's Brauhaus car during the Palatine St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday.
  Ethan Simpson of Park Ridge rides in the Bauer's Brauhaus car during the Palatine St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
The Palatine St. Patrick's Day Parade makes its way Wood Street Saturday.
  The Palatine St. Patrick's Day Parade makes its way Wood Street Saturday.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Rachel Jordan, 10, left, and Maddie Dolezal, 8, both of Cary, shade themselves from the warmth of the sun while awaiting the start of the Palatine St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday.
  Rachel Jordan, 10, left, and Maddie Dolezal, 8, both of Cary, shade themselves from the warmth of the sun while awaiting the start of the Palatine St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
The St. Patricks day parade in Naperville Saturday was complemented by great weather.
  The St. Patricks day parade in Naperville Saturday was complemented by great weather.
Paul Michna | Staff Photographer
The St. Patricks Day parademakes its way down the streets of Naperville Saturday.
  The St. Patricks Day parademakes its way down the streets of Naperville Saturday.
Paul Michna | Staff Photographer
Naperville Mayor George Pradel waves to parade goers during the St. Patricks day parade in Naperville Saturday.
  Naperville Mayor George Pradel waves to parade goers during the St. Patricks day parade in Naperville Saturday.
Paul Michna | Staff Photographer
Colin Brown,5, of Naperville waves to the folks in the parade in hope of getting candy during the St. Patricks day parade in Naperville Saturday. Well over 3,000 people took part in this event that was complemented by beautiful weather.
  Colin Brown,5, of Naperville waves to the folks in the parade in hope of getting candy during the St. Patricks day parade in Naperville Saturday. Well over 3,000 people took part in this event that was complemented by beautiful weather.
Paul Michna | Staff Photographer
John Smith of Palatine holds his two-year-old daughter Grace while his son John Jr., 5, covers his ears as the Thom McNamee Memorial St. Patrick's Day Parade makes it way thru East Dundee March 17, 2012.
  John Smith of Palatine holds his two-year-old daughter Grace while his son John Jr., 5, covers his ears as the Thom McNamee Memorial St. Patrick's Day Parade makes it way thru East Dundee March 17, 2012.
BRIAN HILL | Staff Photographer
Chunk, a victorian bulldog belonging to Jeff Lipson of Carpentersville make his way down the Thom McNamee Memorial St. Patrick's Day Parade route wearing a small green hat and matching beads in East Dundee March 17, 2012.
  Chunk, a victorian bulldog belonging to Jeff Lipson of Carpentersville make his way down the Thom McNamee Memorial St. Patrick's Day Parade route wearing a small green hat and matching beads in East Dundee March 17, 2012.
BRIAN HILL | Staff Photographer
The Dundee Scottish Pipe Band marches down the Thom McNamee Memorial St. Patrick's Day Parade route in East Dundee March 17, 2012.
  The Dundee Scottish Pipe Band marches down the Thom McNamee Memorial St. Patrick's Day Parade route in East Dundee March 17, 2012.
BRIAN HILL | Staff Photographer
With a green suit to match his bright green hair Kevin Combest rides thru the Thom McNamee Memorial St. Patrick's Day Parade in East Dundee March 17, 2012.
  With a green suit to match his bright green hair Kevin Combest rides thru the Thom McNamee Memorial St. Patrick's Day Parade in East Dundee March 17, 2012.
BRIAN HILL | Staff Photographer
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