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St. Patrick's Day

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  • Rosie sign on Kennedy Expressway gives family hope

    Rosie sign on Kennedy Expressway gives family hope
    Over a bleak stretch of the Kennedy Expressway that is often jammed with soul-crushing traffic, the enormous holiday light displays burst through the rush-hour malaise. At Easter, a 12-foot pink bunny, flanked by eggs and flowers, waves cheerily at...
  • Fourth of July is no holiday for police

    Fourth of July is no holiday for police
    As many prepare for Fourth of July cookouts or head to the Shore, law enforcement agencies across the state are beefing up patrols — to monitor large crowds at fireworks celebrations and ramp up DUI enforcement. Officers plan to be out in force on...
  • Nostalgic reader hungers for silver cake

    Nostalgic reader hungers for silver cake
    Q: Greetings from a former Chicagoan. I grew up in Chicago in the '40s and '50s and I recall my mom buying a white pound cake with a silver or white frosting. The cake was prepackaged and sold in grocery stores and had a cellophane wrapper. It was...
  • Downers Grove Police plan July 4 patrols

     Downers Grove Police plan July 4 patrols
    Downers Grove Police will increase patrols for the July 4 holiday weekend in an attempt to nab drivers who are drunk or impaired as well as motorists who are not using seat belts. Lt. Mike Willison said officers will be working "saturation patrols" in...
  • New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade will include openly gay group

    The nation's largest St. Patrick's Day parade, which in recent years was mired in controversy over its ban on openly gay marchers, bowed to corporate and public pressure Wednesday by including a diversity group from NBCUniversal in next year's event. It...
  • New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade drops ban on openly gay marchers

    New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade drops ban on openly gay marchers
    The nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade, which in recent years was mired in controversy over its ban on openly gay marchers, appeared to have bowed to corporate and public pressure Wednesday by including a diversity group from...
  • Raglan Road's Irish Hooley, 19 years of Will's Pub

    Hurry to the Hooley We're nowhere near St. Patrick's Day, but since when do we need an excuse to party? Wash the workweek away with pints of Guinness at Raglan Road Irish Pub in Downtown Disney during the third annual Great Irish Hooley. The Celtic...
  • Migrants From City Enrich The Suburbs

     Migrants From City Enrich The Suburbs
    Bloomfield's Caribbean heritage is on full display in a field off Lisa Lane. On four acres is row upon row of callaloo, a leafy green vegetable that is a staple of West Indian cooking. People of Caribbean descent from Bloomfield — they make up a...
  • Pizza gains sophistication in Baltimore

    Pizza gains sophistication in Baltimore
    When Edward Bosco and Marianne Kresevich decided to open a pizza restaurant, they didn't choose his hometown of Brooklyn, N.Y. And they didn't pick Chicago, where they were living at the time. Instead, the husband and wife moved to Baltimore and opened...
  • Paul Greenberg: The Scottish play

    It's an old superstition among actors, who tend to avoid calling one of Shakespeare's tragedies by its name, which is supposed to invite disaster. It's like the way they avoid wishing each other good luck opening night lest they jinx it, preferring to say...
  • Feel the Irish at McCarthy's Red Stag Pub

    Feel the Irish at McCarthy's Red Stag Pub
    Head to McCarthy's Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar 4-10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, for a combination "Halfway to St. Patrick's Day" and "Celtic Classic Kick-off" celebration. The Rogue Diplomats will perform high-energy Irish and traditional folk music, and...