In 2009 the city had shut down this yearly Saint Patrick’s Day parade because drunken fights were occurring and the city was getting out of control during this time of the year. However, the city has decided to issue new security methods to take place during the parade, allowing the city to hold this yearly tradition once again.
The Irish parade became a tradition for the city of Chicago in 1979. Since then, it became a bonanza for local taverns and businesses throughout the area. Owners of these business stated that they lost a large amount of money they look forward to during this time of the year. They are becoming excited about the business gain they’ll that will finally return.
This permit will be issued for the city, but a few things must be done before the permit will become official. The city must create check points, to prevent drinking and driving from occurring the parade time. Bus services must also be set up, but only for a short trip. They don’t want the busses to become a hangout for drunken parade-goers as they have in previous years. Hopefully, all measures will be met and we’ll be able to continue or tradition, problem free from now on.