Citizens Report American Irish Culture

Category Archives: Chicago

Danahey on the Loose at a Wedding

Danahey on the Loose at a Wedding

Best Fest Buddy Tom, his dad and I trekked to Tom’s nephew’s wedding last Sunday in Michigan City, Indiana. We all have had magnetic invitations marking the date and the event’s website stuck to our respective refrigerators since early this year to remind us.  With the unofficial rule being you can give a gift six… Continue Reading

Danahey on the Loose: Babysitting

Danahey on the Loose: Babysitting

If there’s one lesson I’ve learned while helping Best Fest Buddy Tom with babysitting his three grandchildren, it’s this: Don’t cry over spilt anything. That’s what the dog is for. A recent Saturday included a dumped bag of nachos. It has also included soiled diapers not properly secured as hazardous material. Dogs eat anything. Tom’s… Continue Reading

Danahey on the Loose: Enjoying the next-to-last weekend of summer

Danahey on the Loose: Enjoying the next-to-last weekend of summer

There won’t be a sunset past 7 p.m. in these parts again until St. Patrick’s Day 2020. Maybe that’s why so many places hold festivals the next-to-last official weekend of summer. Nobody exactly rages against the dying of the light, but plenty of folks enjoy drinking something not pumpkin spiced out of a plastic cup,… Continue Reading

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