Students celebrate 23rd annual Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day

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  • Unofficial participants celebrate at KAM's, 618 E. Daniel St. in Champaign, on Friday. Unofficial St. Patrick's Day is an annual celebration in which participants wear green clothing and binge drink throughout the day. The event is not sponsored by the University.

  • Celebrators walk along Green Street during Unofficial on Friday.

  • Unofficial participants walk down Green Street on Friday.

  • A group of celebrators walk along the sidewalk on Gregory Street in Champaign on Friday.

    Alex Sardjev

  • People cross Sixth Street raising a green plastic cloth in celebration of Unofficial on Friday.

    Ryan Chow

  • Celebrators walk along Green Street during Unofficial on Friday.

  • An individual withdraws money from an ATM on Green Street during Unofficial on Friday.

  • Unofficial participants walk past Legends, 522 E. Green St. in Champaign, on Friday.

    Ryan Chow

  • A man dressed in a frog costume high-fives an individual in Champaign during Unofficial on Friday.

    Alex Sardjev

  • Police officers confront a group celebrating Unofficial at Green and Third streets on Friday.

    Ben Tschetter

  • An individual is loaded into an OSF Healthcare ambulance by EMS personnel outside of KAM's during Unofficial on Friday.

    Ryan Chow

  • An ambulance outside of KAM's during Unofficial on Friday.

  • Participants across various apartments spend time on balconies celebrating Unofficial on Friday. Students are cautioned ahead of time not to overload balconies due to the risk of collapse caused by excessive weight.

    Ryan Chow

  • A line forms outside of Legends on Green Street during Unofficial on Friday.

  • Participants celebrate Unofficial in the beer garden of the Red Lion, 211 E. Green St. in Champaign. during Unofficial on Friday.

  • Participants celebrate Unofficial at Red Lion on Friday.

    Ben Tschetter

  • Participants celebrate Unofficial on their balconies during Unofficial on Friday.

  • An Unofficial participant passes a cigarette to another on Friday.

  • Participants walk along Green Street during Unofficial on Friday.

  • Paramedics speak to people outside of KAM's as someone is pulled away in a stretcher on Friday.

  • EMS personnel lift a person into an ambulance in front of KAM's on Friday during Unofficial.

    Ben Tschetter

  • Individuals sit on the porch of their house in Champaign during Unofficial on Friday.

    Alex Sardjev

  • Participants celebrate Unofficial on Friday.

    Ben Tschetter

  • People celebrate Unofficial on Friday.

    Ben Tschetter

  • A man orders from a taco truck during Unofficial on Friday.

    Ben Tschetter

  • People celebrate at KAM's on Daniel Street during Unofficial on Friday.

    Madeline Pierce

  • Paramedics tend to a patient at Illini Tower, 409 E. Chalmers St. in Champaign, during Unofficial on Friday.

    Ben Tschetter

  • Police and security personnel care for a man with problems breathing during Unofficial on Friday.

    Ben Tschetter

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