| 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 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...
| 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....
| Feb 3, 2012
| 4:36 PM
During the South Side Irish Parade's two-year hiatus, Tinley Park's own Irish parade drew bigger crowds and more participants who previously attended the Beverly parade. …...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 3:20 PM
City officials have sent South Side Irish Parade organizers an invoice for city services, setting the stage for the festivities to be relaunched in the Beverly neighborhood after a two-year hiatus.
Parade chairman Joseph Connelly said the $40,000 bill...
| Mar 5, 2012
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| Mar 5, 2012
| 2:59 PM
Janet Martin loves to add a dash of honey to your commute.
The CTA customer service agent greets many Brown Line riders with a "honey" and asks them about their day. If they need help getting to the platform, she's always there with an extra hand.
| Feb 17, 2012
| 3:18 PM
South Side Irish Parade organizers appear to be nearing an agreement with the city to hold the popular event March 11 after a two-year hiatus brought on by drunken brawling and other problems around the parade route in 2009.
But there's still the...