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Ald. Matt O’Shea

One of Chicago's most festive occasions, the Chicago Pride Parade, happened on Sunday, June 24th. With a record-breaking 850,000 people, it was a blast! Check out these photos from B96. (credit: B96 Chicago)

South Side Irish Parade Crackdown Could Also Result In Pride Parade Arrests

Rowdy drunks would pay through the nose if they try again to take over a South Side Irish Parade that made a family-oriented comeback last year, thanks to a crackdown approved Wednesday that could lead to a rash of arrests at the Pride Parade.

02/15/2013

Bagpipers march in the South Side Irish Parade on March 11, 2012. The parade returned to Chicago's Beverly neighborhood for the first time since 2009, after parade organizers cancelled the event because of complaints about fights and too much drinking. (Credit: CBS)

Alderman Pushing For Crackdown On Drunks At South Side Irish Parade

Inebriated “idiots” once accused of “hijacking” the South Side Irish Parade would pay a heavy price if they dare to do it again, under a crackdown advanced Thursday by a City Council committee.

02/07/2013

Residents in the Beverly and Morgan Park neighborhoods donated winter coats, blankets, soap, and other essentials to the 70 people who were displaced by an extra-alarm fire Thanksgiving weekend. Many of those put out by the fire lost everything they had in the blaze. (Credit: CBS)

Beverly-Morgan Park Residents Band Together To Help Fire Victims

Nearly 70 people lost everything this past weekend, when an extra-alarm fire ripped through their condo building in the Morgan Park neighborhood.

CBS 2–11/28/2012

Bagpipers march in the 2009 South Side Irish Parade. Organizers shut down the parade after that year due to drunken violence among the crowd. Organizers plan a one-year trial of a new parade with a zero-tolerance policy on alcohol in 2012. (Credit: CBS)

South Side Irish Parade Expected To Make A Comeback Next Month

City officials and proponents of the South Side Irish Parade seemed close Friday to reaching a deal to resurrect the festival that was canceled two years ago. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports.

02/17/2012

Bagpipers march in the 2009 South Side Irish Parade. Organizers shut down the parade after that year due to drunken violence among the crowd. Organizers plan a one-year trial of a new parade with a zero-tolerance policy on alcohol in 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Wants To Ensure Safe Return For South Side Irish Parade

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday he hopes the organizers of the South Side Irish Parade have taken the last three years to think about how to resume the parade, while making sure to avoid the alcohol-fueled mayhem that prompted the Beverly neighborhood to put a stop to the event after 2009.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2012

Chicago Goes Green For Annual St. Patricks Day Parade

It’s Back: South Side Irish Parade To Return

Nearly three years after it was scrapped because it had morphed into a beer-drenched, arrest-filled nightmare for Southwest Side neighborhoods, the South Side Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade appears to be coming back.

01/14/2012

City Hall

Emanuel’s Budget Advances; Aldermen Seek Tobacco Tax Expansion

The City Council — as a formality — moved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $6 billion budget another step closer to its expected passage Wednesday. But some aldermen are still hoping to make changes.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2011