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Should Chicago be the ‘U.S. Headquarters’ for St. Patrick’s Day?

St. Patrick’s Day is just over a week away and there’s a big effort underway to have Chicago named the “U.S. Headquarters” for St. Patrick’s Day.

There is no such title now, but a group of Irish Chicagoans  who call themselves  “ShamROCK Chicago” are collecting signatures on a petition and they plan to present it to Aidan Cronin, the Consul General of Ireland in Chicago on Monday.
Ireland has made no promises to grant the title to Chicago, but Cronin has said he will accept the petition and organizers say it doesn’t hurt to ask.

You can check out the petition and their efforts on their website at http://www.shamrockchicago2013.com

St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th.

The City of Chicago’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and dying of the Chicago river will take place March 16th.

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13 Comments to “Should Chicago be the ‘U.S. Headquarters’ for St. Patrick’s Day?”

    dora said:
    March 8, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    Hell No!!!!

      Brian Millersmith said:
      March 8, 2013 at 1:30 PM

      Yes, I agree. It would be more befitting to bestow this honor on Nappanee, Indiana – what with their high Amish population and all…

      Randy said:
      March 8, 2013 at 3:23 PM

      We don't want to see all those Ol' drunk retards on our streets.

    Boston said:
    March 8, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    maybe cinco de mayo, because thats what you get for vote pandering.

      John said:
      March 8, 2013 at 6:40 PM

      LOL! Nice on!

    Guest said:
    March 8, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    U guys need a photographer blurry pic, lol

    Irish said:
    March 8, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    Chicago is the perfect city for St. Pat's HQ. Go Chicago.

    Randy said:
    March 8, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    As long as it is not the gay pride parade.

    Randy said:
    March 8, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    …Cause it's so hard to control myself with all those openly gay men around.

    Rose said:
    March 8, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    Chicago is a great city to celebrate St. Pat's day. Good for Chicago!

    pagan69 said:
    March 8, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Boston holds that honor! Chicago will only screw it up.

    Enrique said:
    March 8, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    It’s already the murder capital of the US. Spread the honors around.

    keeping real said:
    March 8, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    dam skip!!! Chi-Town is Da greatest city in world!!! why not let steal it before B-town could have chance and we have south bend what 2hrs from chicago that is great, im from chicago and live in south pader island tx, that would be sweeeeettyyy!!!

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