There are many times of the year that I miss living in Chicago - the summer with all the cool neighborhood festivals, Christmas time when Michigan Ave is aglow in white lights, but most of all, St. Patrick's Day week. Today was the annual St Patty's Day parade and the traditional dyeing of the Chicago River green. Some of my fondest Chicago memories (I think) are of celebrations of that holiday. There was definitely green beer and Jameson involved. Ew.
both photos by Zbigniew Bzdak, Chicago Tribune