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Let the shenanigans begin: St. Patrick's Day attracts crowds of underage drinkers

Let the shenanigans begin: St. Patrick’s Day attracts crowds of underage drinkers

March 15, 2019

A young woman with tears streaming down her face leaned over a trash can to heave once more, throwing up the alcohol she consumed earlier that morning. Passersby equally intoxicated ignored the gi...

EDITORIAL: Holidays should be about more than escapism

EDITORIAL: Holidays should be about more than escapism

March 8, 2019

St. Patrick’s Day is rapidly approaching, which means Americans are ready to don “Kiss me, I’m Irish” shirts, dye the Chicago River green and binge-drink from morning to night. Store aisles are...

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HBO cracks down on ‘Game of Thrones’ watch parties

April 27, 2015

It’s not a nerd prom without a little disappointment. Geek Bar Beta in Chicago’s trendy Wicker Park neighborhood was planning to host a blowout for the “Game of Thrones” season five premiere ear...

Workers dye the Chicago River green to kick off the city's St. Patrick's day celebration on March 16, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The dying of the river has been a tradition in the city for 43 years. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

St. Patrick’s Day rooted in immigrant tradition

March 16, 2015

Chicago is known for its extravagant St. Patrick’s Day celebrations—the parades, bar crawls up and down Clark Street and the greening of the Chicago River attract tourists from around the world. Ho...

Pub(lic) Indecency: The Chronicle’s guide to St. Patrick’s Day

By Amanda Murphy

March 12, 2012

Let's face it: Chicagoans know how to throw a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Sure, they may stray from the Irish holiday tradition of going to Mass and picking a shamrock for good luck. But Windy City residents have never been known for doing anything in a mediocre manner, especially when it comes to being loud, proud and creating excuses to drink. The problem is with so many bars in the city promenading as the best little pub...

Fly to fitness with trapeze

By Marco Rosas

May 9, 2011

Trapeze School New York opened its fifth U.S. location at the Belmont Harbor in Chicago on May 1. Classes have up to 10 students and are open to the public until October. TSNY is located at 3158 Lakefront Trail at Belmont Harbor. The school is open every day from May through October.  The Chronicle's Assistant Health & Fitness Editor, Katy Nielsen, takes you to all the aerial action.Check class availability and information...

Luck of the Chi-rish

By Colin Shively

March 15, 2010

The history of Chicago is rich and infused with many different world cultures living and working together. The diverse cultures within the city have all added their own characteristics to the community. Be it architecture, dance, music or cuisine, Chicago is its own cultural melting pot. Now, however, is the time when one specific culture in the city steps into the spotlight to celebrate their personal heritage and cultural im...

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