Friday, March 29, 2013
These neighborhood kids are just beaming with Irish Pride. Vote for your favorite photo.
Update: Congratulations to Conner Finley, who finished in first place, and Maura Maloney who came in at a close second. Both contestants received prizes. We received 36 entries in our Irish Pride Photo Contest and have narrowed down all our stellar entries to five. Vote for your favorite photo and the the winner will take home a $20 gift card to Marie's Cafe in Mt. Greenwood and a stockpile of Patch t-shirts, water bottles and assorted goodies. You can vote once per day. Voting closes at noon on Tuesday, April 2. Thanks to all our very Irish entrants. Please click here for 2013 giveaway rules.
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 …
President gets his Irish up during a St. Patrick's Day encounter.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
These nearby taxi services will pick you up 24/7.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Saturday, March 16
These nearby taxi services will pick you up 24/7.After you finish partying with the Southside Irish, be a trooper and let someone else drive you home safely. These area cab companies offer their services 24/7 and will get you to where you need to be. Plug these numbers into your phone before you go out. If the line is busy, try again, or go down the list, but don't risk driving home drunk. US Taxi Service - (708) 496-3513 Rahman Cab Inc. - (708) 237-0364 A&A Express - (708) 425-7692 US Taxi Services II - (708) 233-1328 American Family Taxi & Limo - (708) 510-0109 Chicago Ridge Cab - (708) 422-2222
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Local baker Jean Marie Quigley shared a bit of history about the St. Patrick's Day favorite.
St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner and Southland business Beverly Bakery is selling soda bread, a traditional Irish treat. Patch stopped by the bakery to catch up with owner Jean Marie Quigley, who discussed the history of the bread, how it was traditionally made in Ireland and what makes it so tasty.
Monday, March 11, 2013
All the sights and sounds of the 2013 South Side Irish St. Patrick's Day Parade
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Watch a sped up version of the 2013 South Side Irish Parade.
We selected some of our favorite clips from the 2013 South Side Irish Parade and sped them up so you can watch all the action in less the time. Read even more parade coverage: Follow us on Facebook: Beverly-Mt. Greenwood /Evergreen Park / Oak Lawn
Sunday, March 10, 2013
All the green-clad majesty of the 2013 South Side Irish Parade
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Saturday, March 9, 2013
Find out when to expect all your favorite marchers.
The South Side Irish Parade steps off at noon on Sunday, March 10. View our Parade Survival Guide to find all the details on the big event. Here is the full lineup for all of Sunday's participants: 1 Chicago Fire & Police Pipe Band 2 Color Guard Police & Fire 3A Grand Marshall - First Responders 3B Police Officer Michael Flisk Family 3C Fire Captain Herbie Johnson Family 3D Firefighter Walter Patmon, Jr. Family 4 Chicago Fire Fighters Local 2 5 Fraternal Order of Police 6 Bucks-for-Burn Camp 7 Cook County Sheriff Cadets 8 100 Club of Chicago 9 Emerald Society Bagpipes & Drums 10A Guests of Honor - State Champs 10B Brother Rice Rugby 10C Leo Track & Field 10D Marist Softball 10E Mt. Carmel Football 10F St. Rita Hockey 11 Knights Of …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Parade Day is almost upon us. Don't worry, we've got your back.
The South Side Irish Parade is this weekend and we here at Patch have pulled together everything you need to know to make the most of the best parade in Chicago. The official pre-parade Mass will be held at 9 a.m. at Saint Cajetan Church. For the first time this year a one mile run down Western Avenue will be held before the start of the parade. The Emerald Isle Mile kicks off at 11 a.m. Street closures start at 6 a.m. on parade day and last until 3 p.m. There will be no street parking on the east side of Artesian from 103rd to 111th or on the west side of Claremont from 103rd to 107th. Side streets will also be closed in the area around the parade route. If you are driving, wear comfortable shoes because you'll have to do some walking. …