CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago River is a glowing green as the city celebrates St. Patrick’s Day. WBBM’s Mike Krauser spent some time with the crews behind the tradition.
The Shannon Rovers played on the bank of the Chicago River as the Plumbers Union Local 130 carries out a more than 50-year-old tradition of dyeing the river.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Illinois: New Coronavirus Cases Down Over The Past Week, But Hospitalizations Still Climbing
Generations of the Butler and Roan families are behind this tradition. Robert Roan was on the boat spreading the dye that makes the river a luminescent emerald green.