Chicago River dyed green for St. Patrick’s Day

  • The Chicago River is dyed green for St. Patrick’s Day Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Chicago. Thousands of people lined the riverfront downtown Chicago to see the dyeing, a tradition for the holiday that dates to 1962. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune via AP)

  • A boat moves through the water as the Chicago River is dyed green for St. Patrick’s Day Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Chicago. Thousands of people lined the riverfront downtown Chicago to see the dyeing, a tradition for the holiday that dates to 1962. (James Foster/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

  • Stacey Peterson and Kevin McGuire take a selfie in front of the green Chicago River to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17th, 2018. The Chicago River has been dyed a bright shade of green, kicking off the city’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Thousands of people lined the riverfront downtown Chicago to see the dyeing, a tradition for the holiday that dates to 1962. (James Foster/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

  • The Plumber’s Local Union 130 dyes the Chicago River green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17th, 2018. Thousands of people lined the riverfront downtown Chicago to see the dyeing, a tradition for the holiday that dates to 1962. (James Foster/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

  • The Plumber’s Local Union 130 dyes the Chicago River green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17th, 2018. Thousands of people lined the riverfront downtown Chicago to see the dyeing, a tradition for the holiday that dates to 1962. (James Foster/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

  • Boats move through the water as the Chicago River is dyed green for St. Patrick’s Day Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Chicago. Thousands of people lined the riverfront downtown Chicago to see the dyeing, a tradition for the holiday that dates to 1962. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune via AP)

CHICAGO — The Chicago River has been dyed a bright shade of green, kicking off the city’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities.

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