| 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 11, 2014
| 6:28 AM
Thousands of people from the Tri-Cities area are expected to line Main Street in St. Charles on Saturday afternoon for the city's 15th annual St. Patrick's Day parade.
"People are anxious to get outside ... and we are more than happy to give them a...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 1:46 PM
Students and staff at Wredling Middle School in St. Charles took some time on Monday morning to recognize the achievement of one District 303 community member that few ever realize: turning 100 years old.
John H. Wredling, for whom Wredling school is...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 9:31 AM
Although St. Patrick's Day is more than a month away, St. Charles is already gearing up for its 15th annual parade March 15.
Last year's parade drew nearly 8,000 spectators and hundreds of participants from 80 local organizations and businesses,...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Kids, in the spring of 2014, "How I Met Your Mother" aired its final episode, and part of its legacy may be its knack for long-running gags.
See, the genius behind the CBS comedy wasn't just the nonlinear storytelling, but the writers' way of weaving...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 11:18 AM
With St. Patrick's Day just around the corner, the annual 10-day "Mighty Irish" music festival, at Downtown Disney's Raglan Road Irish Pub, is in full swing. Having kicked-off March 7th, and continuing through St. Patrick's Day, Monday, the festival...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 11:17 AM
Downers Grove Police arrested several people and issued multiple tickets during a crackdown aimed at drunken drivers during the week leading up to St. Patrick's Day.
Five people were arrested and charged with driving under the influence during the...
| Mar 16, 2014
These might be the best, busiest, most complex weeks of the year in our house, and it's all because of two threads. One red, one green.
The most important is the red one — the cultural tether that stretches back to Chengdu, China, where our...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 7:34 AM
Google is celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a stained-glass doodle in green. On Sunday, Americans celebrated Irish ancestry across the nation, with traditional parades in London, Boston, Montreal, New York and other cities.
West Boylston, Mass.,...
| Mar 21, 2014
A 52-year-old Chicago man died days after he was struck by a car near a St. Patrick's Day parade in Forest Park, police said.
John Moore, of the 5000 block of North Natchez Avenue, fell from a sidewalk onto Circle Avenue March 8, right around the time a...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 5:54 PM
Jimmy Murphy, the genial Irishman who reigned as a Beverly Hills dining room power broker for more than three decades, has died. The longtime maitre d', first at the Bistro in Beverly Hills and later at his own Jimmy's Beverly Hills, was an icon in the...