| Apr 28, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Sitting at the bar in Hailstorm Brewing's tasting room in Tinley Park's Mercury Business Park, Richard Schmidt couldn't think of anything he'd change about the place.
"The beer's great … It's nice to have a local brewery in town," said Schmidt, a...
| 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 19, 2014
| 5:46 PM
Downtown Las Vegas knew him as the guy who wore wacky ties and kept his pockets stuffed with coupons for a free lunch at El Cortez Hotel and Casino. When he met someone new, he handed them a "fun book," as the vouchers are sometimes called, and introduced...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 8:34 AM
The satire issue of “T: The New York Times Style Magazine” came out this week, and it includes a piece on the “forgotten literary genius” of J.P. Donleavy, a timely reminder of the cozy relationship between Ireland and America,...
| 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...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Shamrocks, leprechauns and green beer signify that St. Patrick's Day is almost here, while the West Suburban Irish St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Naperville is an annual — hopeful — harbinger of good weather.
"Typically it marks the...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Naperville's St. Patrick's Day Parade kicked off Saturday morning with thousands of residents lining streets ready to celebrate all things Irish. Check back at TribLocal.com/naperville for updates.