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WGN anchors to be Grand Marshals

Posted: Feb. 23, 2023

The Village is pleased to announce that WGN midday news anchors Patrick Elwood and Dina Bair will be the Grand Marshals of the annual Tinley Park Irish Parade at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 5 along Oak Park Avenue.

Elwood joined WGN-TV in 2013. Some of his career highlights include coverage of the 2005 World Series, two Blackhawks Championships, the 2007 Super Bowl and the 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing, for which he earned a Peabody Award.

Bair is an Emmy award-winning journalist who joined WGN-TV in 1994. She’s also the medical reporter for the “Medical Watch” segments on WGN Midday News, WGN Evening News and WGN News at Nine.

Come out to the parade to see nearly 80 floats, performances and walking groups, all with an Irish flair! The parade will step off at Central Middle School and march north down Oak Park Avenue to 172nd Street.

Stick around after the parade for a special event in Zabrocki Plaza featuring live music, food vendors and a big announcement! Learn more at

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