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Tony Golden:Good Company

What was the name of the Green Bay Packer running back that Chicago Bear George Connor creamed in Wrigley Field on a cold and grey Sunday in November of 1955?  Connor broke up the Packers flying wedge on a kickoff return and knocked that Packer into next week. They called it the “hit heard round… Continue Reading

Chief O’Neill’s marks 20 years in business with its first Irish Spirits Festival

Chief O’Neill’s marks 20 years in business with its first Irish Spirits Festival

One of Chicago’s best pubs is marking its 20th anniversary by hosting its first Irish Spirits Festival  the evening of Friday, March 1 as part of the festivities. Chief O’Neill’s, 3471 N. Elston Ave., is owned and operated by Siobhan McKinney and her husband, Brendan. They and their pub were recently profiled in the Irish… Continue Reading

The Craic Radio Show Abides at Chief O’Neill’s Irish Pub

It was a little over three years ago that then Irish American Heritage Center President Geno Cooney spotted radio personality and controversial Irish American News columnist Mike Houlihan in a crowded Heritage Center hallway and introduced himself. Houlihan says, “It was a moment of pure serendipity. I’ve been known to ruffle some feathers of certain… Continue Reading

Movie Hooley kicks off with COVADONGA Friday night.

Thirteen hundred years ago, way back in 718, an overwhelming army of blood thirsty Muslims ascended a mountain in Spain to kill and cannibalize the remaining Christians hiding on the Iberian Peninsula. But the Christians, led by a man named Pelayo, implored and prayed to the Blessed Mother, to come down and intercede for them.… Continue Reading

Dude Wipes founder spills his guts on The Skinny & Houli Show!

For centuries Irishmen have searched for the antidote to the Guinness scutter. The “scutter” is that old irregular gurgling that usually signals a prelude to explosions in your gut. The Irish call it “the Guinness scutter”. It means spending lots of quality time on the toilet the morning after a night of drinking and partying.… Continue Reading