Showing posts with label parade. Show all posts
Showing posts with label parade. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Come on....parade attendees could have cared less about any of this, it was all about families and fun

White nationalist group’s stickers found lining route of South Side Irish Parade. Questions need to be asked. Who found them? How long were they there? Or is the case of somebody trying to create an incident?

White nationalist posters found Sunday near the route of the South Side Irish Parade. | Ald. Matt O'Shea/provided photo

By Tom Schuba email

Stickers advertising a white nationalist hate group were found along the route of Sunday’s South Side Irish Parade, according to Ald. Matt O’Shea (19th).

On Monday morning, O’Shea learned through social media posts that stickers for the American Identity Movement had been found on up to 20 light posts on Western Avenue between 99th and 119th streets.

The American Identity Movement is a renamed version of Identity Evropa, an established white nationalist group that helped organize the Unite the Right rally in 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Identity

Saturday, February 23, 2019

South Side Parade Fundraiser Tonight

what a great photo
FundraiserJoin your friends, family and neighbors for the annual South Side Irish Pre-Parade Fundraiser!  This event is the kickoff of parade season and a great way to support a family-friendly community parade.
Date:    Saturday, February 23, 2019
Place:   115 Bourbon Street
Time:    6-11pm
Price:    $40 includes food, beer, wine, and pop
   Highlights of the Evening:
– The Larkin and Moran Brothers
– Avondale Ramblers
– Traditional Irish Music in the Bourbon Street “Saloon”
– Games of chance
– Official 2019 Parade T-shirts by South Side Irish Imports
– 2019 Parade Queen announcement
– Pipe and drums procession

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sunday, March 8, 2015

The Forgotten White Slaves

They came as slaves: human cargo transported on British ships bound for the Americas. They were shipped by the hundreds of thousands and included men, women, and even the youngest of children.

Whenever they rebelled or even disobeyed an order, they were punished in the harshest ways. Slave owners would hang their human property by their hands and set their hands or feet on fire as one form of punishment. Some were burned alive and had their heads placed on pikes in the marketplace as a warning to other captives.

We don’t really need to go through all of the gory details, do we? We know all too well the atrocities of the African slave trade.
But are we talking about African slavery? King James VI and Charles I also led a continued effort to enslave the Irish. Britain’s Oliver Cromwell furthered this practice of dehumanizing one’s next door neighbour.
The Irish slave trade began when James VI sold 30,000 Irish prisoners as slaves to the New World. His Proclamation of 1625 required Irish political prisoners be sent overseas and sold to English settlers in the West Indies.
By the mid 1600s, the Irish were the main slaves sold to Antigua and Montserrat. At that time, 70% of the total population of Montserrat were Irish slaves.

Monday, March 17, 2014


The parade organizers in Boston stand up for their beliefs. What would happen here?
(Reuters) - Boston's Irish-American mayor skipped the city's St. Patrick's Day parade on Sunday after failing to hammer out a deal with organizers to allow a group of gay and lesbian activists to march openly.
Mayor Marty Walsh had tried to negotiate a deal with organizers, the conservative Allied War Veteran's Council, to allow members of MassEquality, one of Massachusetts' largest gay activist groups, to join the parade.
"So much of our Irish history has been shaped by the fight against oppression," Walsh, the city's first Irish-American mayor in 20 years, said in a statement.
"As mayor of the city of Boston, I have to do my best to ensure that all Bostonians are free to participate fully in the civic life of our city. Unfortunately, this year, the parties were not able to come to an understanding that would have made that possible."
Despite Walsh's boycott, other prominent Democratic Boston politicians, including Representative Stephen Lynch, marched in the parade, which drew tens of thousands of spectators, some of whom expressed disappointment at MassEquality's exclusion.
"It's supposed to be a time when everyone can come together," said university student Jeyashri Sridhar, 18. "It's sad that people can't participate because of who they are."
Organizers of St. Patrick's Day parades in New York and Boston, among the most liberal-leaning cities in the United States, have come under increasing criticism in recent years for banning openly gay marchers.
Parade organizers argue that to do so would conflict with their Roman Catholic heritage. The Catholic church contends that homosexual activity is immoral.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Parade Day

A great display of ethnic and religious pride. Celebrate what it really means to be a Celt. Enjoy. 

Monday, March 12, 2012

So what did you think?

Please write in and tell everyone what you thought of the parade. Should we do it again next year?

Sunday, March 11, 2012

The parade was a success!

It came off without any major hitch. The planners did a great job. Thank You

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Attention parade-goers. This is a family parade and don't you forget it.

We the residents of the 19th ward are happy the parade is back. Not wanting to ever lose it again, there have been some rules made which are going to be enforced.
  • No drinking in the public way.
  • No urination in the public way.
  • No fighting.
If you break these rules, you will be arrested and transported to either Belmont/Western or Jefferson Park for processing.  Each block will be patrolled by off duty CPD.

Local residents with parties are urged to control their guest.

Thank you for celebrating our heritage.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

An important message from the alderman.

His Highness, Matthew O'Shea, Duke of Beverly, Knight of  Greenwood, Earl of Morgan, Alderman of the 19th ward and seeker of truth.


The South Side Irish Parade will be held on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 11:00 am. This Sunday, March 4, 2012, there will be a meeting at the Beverly Arts Center at 6:30 pm for the immediate neighbors. At this meeting, members of the South Side Irish Parade Committee and the Chicago Police Department will outline plans for crowd control and public safety. This is the appropriate forum for residents to address any questions or concerns they may have about parking, public safety, and the zero tolerance policy for open alcohol.

There have been a number of changes to parade plans this year that will impact you as residents living near the parade route. Most significantly, in an effort to maintain public safety, there will be "No Parking" on Artesian Ave between 103rd St. and 111th St., and on Claremont Ave between 103rd St. & 107th St., from 6am-3pm. Any cars parked on the street during that time will be ticketed and towed to the City of Chicago Auto Pound Lot at 103rd & Doty.

If you have questions, but are unable to attend this meeting, please contact the South Side Irish Parade Committee at 773-916-7747 or Thank you very much for your patience and cooperation during this year's parade.

Friday, February 17, 2012

The parade is a go!

And dont forget the fundraiser tomorow night at Bourbon Street.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Is the parade in jeopardy?

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration indicated this week that it doesn't think the group trying to resurrect the South Side Irish Parade, shut down three years ago because of drunken violence, is prepared to pull it off.
In a letter to the parade committee, the administration asked for additional details about its plans for security, and also called for a public meeting on those plans.
Although the parade committee's application for the March 11 event has been accepted, a permit is not issued until the organizers prepay for city services that include putting up barricades and parade-route signs, an administration official said Wednesday.
"Before we seek the payment, we would hope that the parade committee will come to the conclusion that it is not ready to hold this event," the official said.
Joseph Connelly, who heads the parade committee, said he believes that his group will be able to run a "safe, family-friendly" event.
"We're confident that working with the city we'll get to the right place," he said.
Connelly questioned the need for a public meeting, saying his group held four such meetings in August and early September. "Right now, our focus is on having the parade, not having another public meeting," he said.
Ald. Matthew O'Shea, 19th, a onetime parade organizer, has repeatedly called for another public meeting on the parade and said most local residents weren't aware of the previous meetings. In fact, residents were surprised to learn that parade plans were moving forward, he said.
O'Shea contends the parade committee's security plan is sparse on detail, a perception echoed by the administration in its letter.
Although the parade committee has been working with a prominent security company, the contract for parade-day security has yet to be written and signed, Connelly said.
The parade committee is about halfway to its goal of raising $200,000. One sponsor is City Beverage, which distributes Guinness and Bud Light, Connelly said. They will help promote the event's zero-tolerance policy, he said.

The parade, first held in 1979, was discontinued after 2009 when alcohol-fueled violence near the increasingly popular event led to injuries to police officers and others.

If Matt O'Shea ever stepped up to the plate, it should be now. Save this parade.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Skinny Sheahan

Mr. South Side
The man that saved the South Side Irish Parade (and quite possibly the neighborhood). Everyone should buy this man a drink when they see him. 

Monday, August 22, 2011

Parade Meeting Tonight

A special meeting for the parade will be held tonight at Beverly Arts Center, 7:00 P.M. Go and voice your opinion.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Bud Billiken Parade is today.

3,200 police and 175 paramedics have been detailed to this event. The cost is unknown and shall remain a state secret.