| Mar 13, 2014
| 1:39 PM
Visiting the newly opened galleries at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is like paying a call on old friends. There's Lucy pulling the football away from Charlie Brown. Nearby, Beetle Bailey matches wits with Sarge. And there's Calvin and Hobbes...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:08 PM
Q: I know the mess at the intersection of Route 22 and MacArthur Road is only temporary because of the construction, but I see a lot of intersections being blocked there and elsewhere (including in New York City). Recently I was in Ireland, where two...
| Jan 19, 2014
For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is available only through their websites. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 9:35 AM
Aidan Cronin, the consul general in Chicago from the Republic of Ireland, will be the grand marshal for the 15th annual Downtown Tinley Irish parade, according to a statement released by the village.
Mayor Ed Zabrocki said the annual Irish parade gets...
| Mar 5, 2014
No need to wait until March 17 to celebrate a wee bit o' Irish.
St. Patrick's Day festivities begin this weekend with the Tinley Park Irish parade.
The 15th annual parade will step off at 2 p.m. Sunday from Central Middle School, 18146 Oak Park Ave.,...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Tinley Park kicked off St. Patrick’s Day festivities Sunday afternoon with its annual Irish parade and what Mayor Ed Zabrocki called “the biggest crowd we’ve had in 15 years.”
Ireland’s Consul General in Chicago, Aidan...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 1:51 PM
For an Irishman, Kieran Folliard figured out the American dream quickly.
Invent a product. Market it well. Become a wild success. Get bought out by a conglomerate for an untold fortune. Travel the country for weeks at a time promoting said product in an...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 10:54 AM
An Orland Park pub and restaurant owned by an Irish immigrant provides that country's fare and a traditional pub atmosphere in a building more than 100 years old.
"It's in an very old part of Orland Park," Vincent Tuohy, owner of The Irish Patriot at...
| Dec 1, 2013
A pop-up book and a smartphone prop. A pretty little poncho and a sturdy, stylish tripod. A comfy new pillow and a little lamb that lulls you to sleep. These are some of the finds that just might wind up on your wish list — or your shopping list for...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Regarding "What's the Best Way to Go, Map or GPS?" [On the Spot, by Catharine Hamm, Feb. 2]: I think the best answer is, "Both!"
Except for a road map of the entire island of Ireland, which appeared to have every highway, street and lane, even the...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 1:29 PM
My cookbook assortment rivals my husband's vinyl collection. Supersturdy shelving houses both obsessions. Fortunately, when something from his collection blasts on the turntable, I retreat to the kitchen with mine.
At last count, I have more than 10...
| Sep 26, 2013
The happy truth about Buffalo (and other style) chicken wings: Respectable to very good wings aren't hard to make. Fry 'em right (that is, until the skin is good and crispy), douse them in sauce (hot sauce, butter and vinegar are the base components of...