Sunday, March 17, 2013
This might explain why St. Patrick's Day is such a big deal in these parts.
It's probably no surprise to most of us, but recent census data confirms what we all knew. Mount Greenwood is one of the nation's most Irish areas, the Huffington Post reports. A full 40.7 percent of all residents claim Irish as their primary ancestry. Neighborhoods from Boston make up half of the list, and Mount Greenwood is the only Chicago neighborhood to make an appearance. According to census numbers 7.2 percent of the American population cites Irish as their main ancestry. The number of Americans who claim Irish ancestry is more than five times the entire population of Ireland, the report states. The full list of the top 10 most Irish neighborhoods: America's Top Irish Neighborhoods You can also find a full list of the most Irish …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Parade Day is almost upon us. Don't worry, we've got your back.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Do you have pictures of your kids or pets that are just bursting with Irish pride? Enter our contest to win a giftcard for a local restaurant and other prizes.
The South Side Irish Parade is just around the corner and we want to see your Irish pride on full display. Patch is running a kids and pets Irish pride photo contest and entering couldn't be easier. So break out those photos and get posting. We will narrow down the entries to five and put it to a reader vote. The winner receives a $20 gift certificate to Marie's Cafe in Mt. Greenwood and a Patch t-shirt and water bottle. Just leave your name in the captions of the photos. (You need to be a registered Patch user, log into the site, click on this story, then select "Upload Photos.") Submissions will be accepted until March 5. Please click here for 2013 giveaway rules.
Monday, February 11, 2013
The City Council's Public Safety Committee approved an ordinance that would level harsher punishments to those caught drinking within 800 feet of a parade route.