St. Patrick’s Day


St. Patrick’s Day Drink Guide

In case you missed the memo, to say St. Patrick’s Day is a big deal in Chicago is an understatement. Almost every bar in town will be boasting St. Patrick’s Day specials, leprechaun themed drinks and of course, green beer. Here’s a ‘how-to guide’ for classic cocktails and Irish staples being served (and over served) this March in Chicago.


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)

Calmer South Side Irish Parade Returns To Beverly

After popular demand, a South Side tradition has returned. The South Side Irish Parade kicked off Sunday morning, after a two-year hiatus.



St. Patrick’s Day In Chicago

Think you know everything there is to do on Saint Patrick’s Day in Chicago? Think again! Don’t worry, we’ll give you all the info you need and more…


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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, Shannon Rovers Style

Irish Bagpipe Band the Shannon Rovers has been part of Chicago’s rich Irish tradition since the ‘20s. Originally organized “for the promotion of Irish music and to help members who are in distress to run dances and social affairs to finance these objectives” (per meeting minutes from the 1930), today the group is 70-plus members strong and has become a staple of the city’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations…



Best Places To Watch Irish Dancing In Chicago

St. Patrick’s Day is upon us. ‘Tis the season for all things festive and green. Whether you’re looking to learn the great tradition of Irish dance or just take in a performance on St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a list of some of the best dance schools and performers in Chicago.


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.


Rush University Medical Center teaches students how to cook a healthier St. Patrick's Day meal. (CBS)

St. Paddy’s, The Healthy Way

Health experts offer up tips to prepare a healthier St. Patrick’s Day meal. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.


The Irish Shop

Best Irish Import & Gift Stores In Chicago

For all of your Irish souvenir, clothing, jewelry and gift needs — the Chicago Irish stores listed here have everything you’d want, straight from the Emerald Isle.


Draft Beer

Cops Looking Out For Impaired Drivers

St. Patrick’s revelers beware — the Illinois State Police, as well as many municipal police agencies, are cracking down on impaired drivers this weekend and the consequences for getting caught driving drunk are significant, for drivers and party hosts alike.


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What Does It Take To Dye The Chicago River Green?

It’s been a time-honored tradition for almost 50 years: Dying the Chicago River green for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.



Top 10 Things to Do in Chicago for St. Patrick’s Day

No one celebrates St. Patty’s Day quite like Chicago, except perhaps Ireland. Here are a true Irish gal’s favorite things to do in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Sláinte!



Irish Pub & Restaurant Directory

Looking for authentic Irish fare? Check out the CBS Local Directory and find a pub or restaurant near you! Click here to start searching>>>


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Chicagoland St. Patrick’s Day Parades

Get parade information for Downtown, Tinley Park, Naperville and more. Get your green on and head to a parade near you!


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328 Violations During Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day

The South Side Irish Parade might be a thing of the past, but an unofficial St. Patrick’s Day tradition is still going strong at the University of Illinois.


Between The Canals

Chicago Irish Film Festival Guide

Here’s a guide to the Beverly Arts Center’s annual six-day ode to Irish cinema happening March 4-9.