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A guide to celebrating in Chicago

A guide to celebrating in Chicago

Angelina Korniyenko, Contributing Writer

March 11, 2019

If you live in the Chicago area, the luck of the Irish is on your side. According to the personal finance service, Wallethub, Chicago was ranked the best U.S. city to celebrate 2019’s St. Patrick's Day. The service compared the 200 largest cities in the U.S., examining 17 key metrics, ranging from ...

Looking back at the city’s Irish roots

The Trinity Irish Dancers, shown at 2015's St. Patrick's Day Parade on South Columbus Drive in Chicago, are returning this year for that engagement and dozens of others.

Brian O'Connell, Contributing Writer

March 11, 2019

If you go to DePaul or have ever lived on or near the Lincoln Park campus, there is a chance that you have stopped in Kelly’s Pub or McGee’s. Like many traditional Irish bars, Kelly’s is named after the family who opened the establishment. Both Kelly’s and McGee’s are filled with traditio...

St. Patrick’s Day: These will suit you to a T

A selection of themed t-shirts in the store My Chicago! in honor of St. Patrick's Day. (Brenden Welper | The DePaulia)

Brenden Welper, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018

There are three things that all Chicagoans encounter on St. Patrick’s Day: intoxicated people, beer and thousands of green t-shirts. Some of these shirts display clever phrases like “Whiskey makes me frisky.”  Others are just plastered with clichés.  You’re bound to see the overused “Kiss...

St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago: A great American story

The Chicago River during the 2009 Saint Patrick's Day celebration. (Wikimedia Commons)

Savannah Fish

March 14, 2015

We could say it is “the luck of the Irish” living in a city as great as Chicago during St. Patrick’s Day. From the vibrant green river dyeing, to the packed streets of cheerful people; the city is practically overflowing with Irish parades, music, food, and Irish pubs that make for one of the most festive an...

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