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WATCH: City officials dye Chicago River green for St. Patrick's Day

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CHICAGO - The Chicago River is green after all.After announcing earlier this month that it wouldn’t happen, Mayor Lightfoot’s office reversed course and went ahead with the St.

Patrick’s Day tradition early Saturday.The event was kept hush-hush, likely to prevent large crowds from gathering on the riverfront due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.DOWNLOAD THE FOX 32 NEWS APPThe tradition dates back to 1962 and is handled by the Plumbers Union Local 130.The surprise dyeing is a slice of normalcy for celebrants after St.

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