Chicago marks Israel's 70th birthday

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Israel is celebrating its 70th anniversary of independence today. (WLS)

Israel celebrated its 70th anniversary of independence today.

A group marked the occasion at Daley Plaza Thursday with remarks and a flag raising.

Seven buildings in the city will be lit with blue and white lights tonight.

This week President Trump tweeted his best wishes to the nation and its Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying, "We have no better friends anywhere."
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