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St. Patrick's Day

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  • Riley's Trick Shop closing after 77 years

    Riley's Trick Shop closing after 77 years
    The jokes are coming to an end at Riley's Trick Shop in Palos Hills, which will likely sell its last gags, pranks and Halloween costumes this fall. After 77 years employing five generations of Rileys, the shop — one of the area's few remaining...
  • 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...
  • Highwood's Irish pub closes its doors

    Highwood's Irish pub closes its doors
    When Bridie McKenna's, an Irish pub and restaurant, closed at the end of August, Highwood lost a destination mainstay of seven years. Jim Kane, one of the original owners, declined to say why exactly the restaurant had to close, saying only it was for...
  • Religious leaders hear safety tips in advance of High Holy Days

    Religious leaders hear safety tips in advance of High Holy Days
    The murder of a rabbi and vandalism at South Florida synagogues this year underscore the need for religious communities to work closely with law enforcement, the Anti-Defamation League said. "We want people to be proactive about security, and to try and...
  • Drunk in latte: Starbucks tests new beer-flavored latte

    Drunk in latte: Starbucks tests new beer-flavored latte
    Dark beer lovers take note. Starbucks Corp is testing a "dark barrel latte" in a handful of its cafes in Ohio and Florida. The non-alcoholic drink includes a chocolaty stout flavored sauce, whipped cream and dark caramel drizzle, a spokeswoman said on...
  • UCF game in Ireland special homecoming for coach George O'Leary

    UCF game in Ireland special homecoming for coach George O'Leary
    UCF's football season-opener may be 4,000 miles away in Ireland, but it's still a home game when your last name is O'Leary. When UCF coach George O'Leary marches his team onto the field of Croke Park Stadium on Saturday, he'll be within three hours of...
  • Former restaurateur Anita Ward now working in a pharmacy [Hudson's Corner]

    I had one of those "think it and it happens" moments this winter. On a walk to the post office, I passed the Roland Park Shopping Center. I remembered the old Roland Park Bakery & Deli and the fabulous banana cream pie its owner, Anita Ward, once made...
  • 'Mad Men's' Kiernan Shipka has her act together

    'Mad Men's' Kiernan Shipka has her act together
    Can we agree that Don Draper sunk to a new low of lousy parenting last season on "Mad Men" when he barely took pains to hide his infidelity with the neighbor lady? That recklessness pretty much ensured that someone would walk in on one of his...
  • Estimated 200,000 Crowd Hartford Streets For UConn Parade

    Estimated 200,000 Crowd Hartford Streets For UConn Parade
    HARTFORD — The city celebrated the UConn men's and women's basketball teams' national championships Sunday with a victory parade through downtown, and it was one of the biggest parties Hartford has ever seen. An estimated 200,000 people lined...
  • Dale Austin, longtime Sun racing reporter, dies

    Dale Austin, longtime Sun racing reporter, dies
    Dale Austin, a retired Baltimore Sun reporter whose coverage of Maryland horse racing spanned a half-century and took him on assignments as far away as England, died in his sleep Friday at his Bayside Beach home. He was 81. His wife of 38 years, the...
  • Blind architect sports an upbeat vision

    Blind architect sports an upbeat vision
    Blind architect Chris Downey says that city planners and property owners should view future construction projects through a different set of eyes. Downey's observations came during a daylong conference on water conservation and energy-efficient building...