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KaitlBurke 11 MokenIll. prepares for Saint Patrick's Day Parade Chicago Ill. Saturday March 16 2013. | Andrew A. Nelles~Sun-Times Media

Kaitlin Burke, 11, of Mokena, Ill., prepares for the Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Chicago, Ill., on Saturday, March 16, 2013. | Andrew A. Nelles~Sun-Times Media

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Updated: March 16, 2013 6:59PM

Following the traditional dyeing of the Chicago River green, the 2013 Chicago St. Patrick’s Day parade stepped off Saturday, with groups ranging from bagpipe bands to comic book characters and plenty of politicians.

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