St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s Day Crash Kills One in Belleville

Police say driver Steven Shamrock was conscious and talking to first responders. He told them he tried to gain control of his car after it hydroplaned, but couldn’t.


UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Seeing Double? Two St. Patrick’s Day Parades this Weekend

The first is the big parade downtown at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, and the second the Hibernian Parade at noon Sunday in Dogtown.



2 Men, 2 Ways of Helping Illinois’s Mentally Disabled

Gov. Quinn plans to phase out institutions and arrange for mentally ill and disabled people to live on their own or in small group homes.



Top Irish Pubs in St. Louis

From the best traditional Irish fare in town, to the best brews and atmosphere, we hope that with a little Irish luck you’ll find yourself enjoying one of these top spots.


Dancers from the Green Garter Brigade dance in the streets during the annual St. Patricks Day Parade in St. Louis on March 12, 2011. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Update: Parade Pulls Thousands Downtown

More than 12,000 take part in St. Pat’s Run/Walk beforehand


Photo/Kurt Groetsch

U of I Students Switch St. Patrick’s Day

St. Louis has its Mardi Gras, but the University of Illinois has its own drinking festival.



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