| 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 7, 2014
| 11:47 AM
Dunkin’ Donuts has introduced a full lineup of seasonal beverages and snacks to help celebrate St. Patrick's Day: Irish crème and Mocha Irish crème coffees and lattes, the lucky mint Coolatta, mint hot chocolate and two new donuts -- mint Oreo and...
| 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 21, 2014
| 12:42 PM
Back in the mid-1800s, tensions were mounting between the U.S. and Mexico. Contemporaneously, many Roman Catholic, Irish immigrants to the U.S. were experiencing discrimination in their mostly Protestant adopted home.
With hostilities breaking out...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 1:08 PM
A 58-year-old Elmhurst man has been charged with felony disorderly conduct after he allegedly posted comments on a local news website indicating he would blow up Elmhurst's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Glenn Schumacher, of the 500 block of S....
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Orland Park residents celebrated St. Patrick's Day last week with bright red trolley bus that ferried revelers among among four 143rd Street restaurants hosting Irish-themed entertainment.
It's "the Irish strip," according to Vincent Tuohy, owner of The...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 8:48 AM
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...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 11:58 AM
St. Patrick’s Day happens early for many South Florida restaurants. At Shake Shack in Boca Raton, Miami Beach and Coral Gables, Irish Fries are Smiling will be on the menu starting Friday through the 17th. The fries are topped with horseradish...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 8:44 AM
It is very difficult to say "Happy St. Patrick's Day" in Japanese.
"There is no direct Japanese word for St. Patrick's Day," one scholarly Japanese friend tells me. "However, there are a number of written languages in Japanese, and one of these is...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 9:21 AM
Is that post-lunch cookie really worse for you than smoking a joint? Some Americans think so.
NBC News and the Wall Street Journal conducted a survey of 1,000 people age 18 and older. They asked participants which of a number of substances was most...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Green waters infiltrated the Quest for Chi ride at Legoland Florida on Sunday. Bright green coloring, reportedly dumped by the Cragger the Crocodile character, flowed throughout the 219,000 gallons of water used in the ride as a St. Patrick's Day...