| 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 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 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 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 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,...
| 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 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...
| 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...