Cover Story: South Side Parade

Skinny Sheahan promised the Sun-Times two years ago that the parade would return and it looks like he’s going to make that happen.

Almost a hundred supporters showed up at The Beverly Art Center last Monday night as Skinny and Bill Figel, of The Beverly Art Center, led the group through a brainstorming session dedicated to resurecting the parade with a zero tolerance policy on drinking in the streets.

Pulitzer Prize winner Mark Konkol of the Sun-Times was there to cover the story, A South Side Irish Parade revival?

Two days, later Skinny appeared on Fox News in the morning as well as WGN Radio to promote the idea of a return of the South Side Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Stay tuned to The Skinny & Houli Show between now and March for all the details and the inside scoop on this historic event, which could prove to be bigger than the day Lazarus laughed!


South Side Irish Parade Organizers Hope for Comeback:

About Mike Houlihan

Mike Houlihan is the writer and star of the independent feature film “Tapioca,” also starring Ben Vereen and Tim Kazurinsky.. Mike began his professional career in show business 36 years ago as an apprentice actor with the American Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford, Ct. Mike Houlihan is Chicago’s own “triple threat” writer, producer, and performer whose talents have earned him the respect and confidence of our media community. He is a former weekly features columnist for The Chicago Sun-Times, “Houli in ’da Hood,” and since 1996 has written his humor column in The Irish American News, “Hooliganism.”


  1. As thy Knight of thy Blessed Virgin Mary I proclaim this return of thy South Side Irish Parade be dedicated to all Celtic Woman around thy world and our first Ladies Eleanor “Sis” Daley and our beloved Maggie Daley. On behalf of our Vicar of Christ let us put Family First with our Keltic Woman who we love very deeply-
    yours in Christ
    Sir Liam Koppe Golden Knight 7 Blessed Pope John Paul II 1997

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