Neighbors go green to "Shamrock Our Blocks"

As the snow melts, local residents are already preparing for St. Patrick’s Day with “Shamrock Our Blocks,” the outdoor home-decorating contest designed to celebrate the South Side Irish and support local businesses. Due to the pandemic, the South Side Irish Parade is canceled—but this year, organizers are planning this alternative celebration. Participants can register their homes at, then submit a photo to Entries must be registered and photos submitted by March 4. After virtual judging takes place, the winners will be announced on March 13. (Review photo)