By Yifang (Evonne) Liu
Green beer, leprechauns, four-leaf clovers, and a green Chicago River, here comes another St. Patrick’s Day celebration!
On Saturday morning, at 9 a.m., members of the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Union poured an environmentally friendly green vegetable dye into the river to celebrate the traditional Irish St. Patrick’s Day.
For more than 40 years, it’s been a tradition in the city that the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers turn the Chicago River green for the celebration.
Thousands of people gathered in downtown Chicago for various festivities, including a parade that started at noon and Irish-themed food and drinks offered by stores and vendors along the Chicago River.
Photo at top: Sarah Liberati and her friends are going to an Irish bar to celebrate(Yifang (Evonne) Liu/ MEDILL).