| Mar 11, 2012
| 5:41 PM
Some 700 miles away from home, Center Stage intern Meghan O'Rourke still got to celebrate her Irish heritage in Baltimore.
She missed out on a family tradition Sunday — Chicago's South Side Irish Parade — but Baltimore's St. Patrick's Day...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 11:43 AM
With the primary election a few days away, Republican governor candidates fanned out across Illinois to shake voters' hands and attempt to score some last-minute support.
State Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard hit the St. Patrick's parade in...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 2:25 PM
In a five-day span, Kendall Coyne marched in the frigid South Side Irish Parade, visited her old stomping grounds at Palos South Middle School, visited the Palos Heights Library, where she met U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski and was given a street sign in her...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 6:29 PM
Winter's dreary grip on Chicago relented Saturday, if only for a few hours, beneath an explosion of green accompanying the city's annual St. Patrick's Day festivities.
Revelers donned emerald hats, necklaces and earrings. Some sported lime mustaches and...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:12 AM
After a hard-fought battle, Illinois residents next month can begin applying for permits to carry concealed guns in public. But those who do could face another challenge: figuring out where it's legal to carry a firearm and where having a gun could land...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 1:18 PM
A Southwest Side alderman’s plan to prevent a return of rampant drunken misbehavior at the South Side Irish Parade moved a step closer to approval Thursday.
Ald. Matthew O'Shea's proposal would stiffen penalties for violations near a parade route....
| Oct 31, 2012
| 11:29 AM
The Southwest Side alderman whose ward hosts the South Side Irish Parade wants to stiffen the repercussions for drinking or publicly relieving oneself around Chicago parade routes to try to prevent a return of the drunken mayhem that briefly forced...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 8:01 AM
MORNING NEWS POLL: Do you think increasing fines will reduce bad behavior at the South Side Irish Parade?
MIDDAY NEWS POLL: Would you be okay with having a digital billboard in your neighborhood?
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| Mar 10, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Not even a knee replacement could stop Pat Duignan from marching in the South Side Irish Parade, viewing the event through a mesh eye slot cut in the middle of a shamrock.
The 74-year-old parade veteran plodded along 12 blocks of South Western Avenue in...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 5:16 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• The zero-tolerance approach to alcohol possession and public urination seemed to work at Sunday's South Side Irish Parade. No arrests were reported, police said, and two citations were...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 9:43 PM
Undoubtedly, many retailers around Chicago every St. Patrick’s Day season sell the “Kiss me I’m Irish” buttons and green plastic hats, but stores featured here go beyond the clichés of leprechauns and rainbows.
From baked goods...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 9:25 AM
Parade-goers drinking in the street could get slapped with a fine of up to $1,000 under a proposal advanced Thursday by a key City Council committee.
The original proposal would have doubled the fines for drinking in the public way and public...