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St. Patrick’s Day

Bagpipers march in the South Side Irish Parade on March 10, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

South Side Irish Parade Steps Off Sunday

The parade follows the city’s downtown St. Patrick’s Day parade, which took place on Saturday.

03/16/2014

St. Patrick’s Day Party Tips

Party Planner Debi Lilly has some tips for planning your St. Patrick’s Day party.

03/09/2014

Bagpipers march in the South Side Irish Parade on March 10, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Charity For Kids To Serve As Grand Marshals Of Irish Parade

With Chicago still stuck in the icy grip of Old Man Winter, plenty of thoughts have been turning to spring, none moreso than organizers of one of the first signs of the end of winter in the Windy City.

02/06/2014

Brittney Luark, 23, seen with her two children Brantley Ralston, 1, and Nolan Ralston, 5, was killed in downstate Manchester on April 24, 2013. Her boyfriend, James Roy Ralston, 29, (upper right) also was killed. Her older son is also seen in the lower right panel. Luark's grandmother, 67-year-old Jo Ann Sinclair, not pictured, also was killed. (Credit: Facebook)

Police: Gunman In Downstate Murders Had Dispute With Victim

The man suspected of storming into a south-central Illinois home and killing five members of the same family had a dispute with one of his alleged victims, but authorities Thursday were trying to determine if it was related to custody of a child.

04/25/2013

The Chicago River dyed green for St. Patrick's Day 2013. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Chicago River Dyed Green For St. Patrick’s Day

The Chicago River is a glowing green as the city celebrates St. Patrick’s Day. WBBM’s Mike Krauser spent some time with the crews behind the tradition.

03/16/2013

Members of the plumbers' union dye the Chicago River green for St. Patrick's Day (File photo)

Group Want Chicago To Be U.S. HQ For St. Patrick’s Day

The Consul General of Ireland highlighted his nation’s diplomatic expertise during a public relations stunt designed to showcase Chicago’s Irish Pride — at the Water Tower on North Michigan.

03/12/2013

Bagpipers march in the South Side Irish Parade on March 10, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Families Celebrate At South Side Irish Parade

As the bagpipes, marching bands and fire trucks rolled down Western Avenue, the biggest crowds were near the start of the route at 103rd and Western.

03/10/2013

Chicago Celebrates St. Patricks Day With 50th Annual Parade

Best Ways For Kids To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2013 In Chicago

While Chicago may be known for green festive waters and drink specials at its many Irish pubs, there are a number of great family friendly events to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

03/08/2013

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Best Bars To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2013 In Chicago

Ready for the wearin’ of the green? Then celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the following bars.

03/07/2013

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

Willy, a 2-year-old Pomeranian, had to be put down after he was attacked by a pit bull at Montrose Dog Beach. Willy's owner, Audrey Fisher, is looking for the pit bull's owner, claiming he simply walked away after Willy was attacked. (Fisher Family Photo)

Family Sues Cop After Pit Bull Kills Small Dog At Montrose Beach

A family from south suburban Steger is suing a Chicago police officer, claiming he failed to restrain his pit bull, which killed the family’s Pomeranian mix at Montrose Beach in March.

07/03/2012

Chicago River dyed green for St. Patrick's Day Parad (Frank Polich/ Getty Images)

Crew Has Chicago River Glowing Green For St. Patrick’s Day

The Chicago River glowed a luminescent emerald green. WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser spent some time with the dye crew on the river bank near the Michigan Avenue Bridge.

03/17/2012

McGee's Tavern is ramped up for St. Patrick's Day in Chicago. (CBS)

Chicago Prepares For An Unseasonably Warm St. Patrick’s Day

The corned beef, green beer and other hallmarks of St. Patrick’s Day are in place for weekend festivities. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

03/16/2012

Chicago Weather

Cooler Near The Lake, But Idyllic For Entire Chicago Area

Temperatures will be quite a bit cooler along the lakefront than in inland areas Friday afternoon, but CBS 2 Meteorologist Megan Glaros says it’s only the difference between a nice day and a nicer day.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2012

A police officer conducts a breathalyzer test.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Police To Step Up DUI Patrols For St. Patrick’s Day

This St. Patrick’s Day weekend will be one of bacchanalian revelry for many, and police are warning those who partake to bring a designated driver.

WBBM Newsradio–03/16/2012

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Recipes For St. Patrick’s Day

By Christine Hinrichs When I studied abroad, I had the opportunity to visit a friend studying at Trinity College in Dublin Ireland. With the exception of a pint of Guinness after the brewery tour, my […]

03/14/2012

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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.

03/12/2012

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.

03/11/2012

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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…

03/09/2012

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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…

03/08/2012

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