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Chicago River goes green for St. Patrick’s Day

In an annual tradition dating back to the 1960’s, the Chicago River was dyed green on Saturday to kick off St. Patrick’s Day celebrations across the city.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES (CBS) – In an annual tradition dating back to the 1960’s, the Chicago River was dyed green on Saturday to kick off St. Patrick’s Day celebrations across the city.

Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out for the yearly event.

This year, organizers decided to dye the river for an extra block.

A St. Patrick’s Day parade will follow the dyeing.

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