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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day a little early with three parades and the annual river dyeing. Live music, some impressive Lego-building skills and an acclaimed dance company round things out.

Chicago Public Schools has filed a lawsuit against former Chief Executive Officer Barbara Byrd-Bennett. The complaint, filed Thursday in Cook County Circuit Court, seeks $65 million in money damages and civil penalties.

Watch the March 10, 2016 full episode of Chicago Tonight.

In addition to casting a ballot for candidates in heated races next Tuesday, voters will be tasked with electing Cook County Circuit Court judges. To help voters navigate the dozens of candidates running, Chicago and state bar associations screen and rank each candidate. See their recommendations for the March primary.

The Democratic candidates running for Cook County State's Attorney joined us in their final appearance together before Tuesday's primary. The high-profile race comes as faith in the criminal justice system has been shaken not only in Chicago, but also in cities across the nation.

John D. Nichols Jr.

Update: Confirmed overnight, Nichols was found safe early Friday morning.

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