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Illinois Treasurer and State Republican Party Chair Judy Baar Topinka invites Chicago Tonight’s Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano into her Riverside home for a tour of memorabilia, art, and a little accordion playing.

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We get a behind-the-scenes look at the process and history of dyeing the Chicago River green – a city tradition since 1962, and a family tradition since its inception. Meet the men who turn the river bright green each year in this story originally told by John Callaway on March 17, 2004.

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Chicago cop-turned-actor Dennis Farina died today at age 69. Watch web extra video of Farina from WTTW's archives.

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Dyeing the Chicago River green for St. Patrick’s Day has been a city tradition since 1962. And it’s been a family tradition since its inception. Meet the men who turn the river bright green each year as we revisit our March 17, 2004 story.