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Three Asian carp pulled out of the Humboldt Park lagoon have been placed in the invasive species exhibit at the Shedd Aquarium. (Credit: John Cody/WBBM Newsradio)

Appeals Court Upholds Tossing Of Asian Carp Lawsuit

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago has upheld a lower court ruling dismissing a lawsuit filed by five states seeking the placement of barriers to keep Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.

07/15/2014

Three Asian carp pulled out of the Humboldt Park lagoon have been placed in the invasive species exhibit at the Shedd Aquarium. (Credit: John Cody/WBBM Newsradio)

Peoria Hosting Asian Carp Fishing Tournament

Peoria officials hope nets and bows and arrows will help deal with Asian carp, which are flourishing in the Illinois River.

07/11/2014

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Study: Physical, Electric Barriers Best Defenses Against Asian Carp

Placing dam-like structures in Chicago waterways would be an almost foolproof method of preventing Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan, while a less pricey electric barrier system also has solid prospects for shielding the Great Lakes from the invasive fish.

01/29/2014

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Kirk, Local Pols Oppose Plan To Separate Waterways From Lake Michigan

An Army Corps of Engineers report has a U.S. Senators, local mayors and waterway industry representatives speaking out against one of its solutions to stop the spread of Asian Carp.

01/12/2014

Three Asian carp pulled out of the Humboldt Park lagoon have been placed in the invasive species exhibit at the Shedd Aquarium. (Credit: John Cody/WBBM Newsradio)

Shedd Aquarium Displaying Asian Carp

Now welcoming visitors at the Shedd Aquarium are three big grey slow moving Carp.

12/22/2012

Three Asian carp pulled out of the Humboldt Park lagoon have been placed in the invasive species exhibit at the Shedd Aquarium. (Credit: John Cody/WBBM Newsradio)

Shedd Aquarium Adds Asian Carp To Invasive Species Display

Biologists at the Shedd Aquarium were hoping the addition of three Asian bighead carp to the Invasive Species exhibit would persuade visitors to help keep the voracious fish out of Lake Michigan.

WBBM Newsradio–12/20/2012

Asian Carp caught from the Illinois River on Sept. 22, 2011. (Credit: Bob Roberts, WBBM)

Connoisseurs Line Up To Try Asian Carp At Taste Of Chicago

A long line of adventurous connoisseurs gathered at Captain Dirk’s free fish giveaway at the Taste of Chicago Thursday, to take a bite of the invasive and infamous Asian carp.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2012

Asian Carp caught from the Illinois River on Sept. 22, 2011. (Credit: Bob Roberts, WBBM)

Taste Of Chicago To Serve Up Free Asian Carp Sliders On Wednesday

You know them as the invasive species trying to enter Lake Michigan, but one Taste of Chicago booth could get you to think differently about Asian Carp.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2012

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Asian Carp DNA Still Appearing In Chicago Area Waterways

Despite efforts to rid Chicago’s Sanitary and Ship Canal of Asian carp, evidence of the invasive fish is still showing up.

CBS Chicago–06/19/2012

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Supreme Court Won’t Order Canal Closed To Halt Asian Carp

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to order the closure of locks on the Sanitary and Ship Canal to keep the Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012

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Sanitary And Ship Canal Named To Register Of Historic Places

The Chicago waterway that made it possible to reverse the flow of the Chicago River has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2012

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Environmental Groups: Close Sanitary And Ship Canal To Stop Asian Carp

Two environmentalist groups are the latest to call for a shutdown of the Sanitary and Ship Canal, so as to prevent the spread of the Asian carp into the Great Lakes.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2012

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Plant Turns Asian Carp Into Fillets, Fertilizer

Workers along the Illinois River have found a new use for the invasive Asian carp.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2011

The dreaded Asian carp, left, can be transformed into gourmet fare like "Silverfin" cakes in mornay sauce, right. (CBS)

Asian Carp: Eat ‘Em If You Can’t Beat ‘Em

A Louisiana chef admits they’re a bit bony but says the dreaded Asian Carp that threaten the Great Lakes region can be the basis of gourmet fare. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

09/22/2011

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Army Corps: Electric Barrier May Need Higher Charge To Halt Asian Carp

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to boost the charge on electric fences designed to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn: ‘We’re Doing A Herculean Job’ To Halt Asian Carp

Gov. Pat Quinn disagrees with the contention that the only way to block the Asian carp from the Great Lakes is to close the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal.

CBS Chicago–09/01/2011

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States Continue Push To Close Sanitary & Ship Canal Over Asian Carp

Some Great Lakes States are putting pressure on the federal government to wall off the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal to stop the spread of Asian carp.

WBBM Newsradio–08/31/2011

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Court Rules Shipping Locks Won’t Be Closed To Stop Asian Carp

A federal appeals court has ruled that the Chicago shipping locks will not be closed in the interest of keeping the Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2011

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Extensive Search Turns Up No Asian Carp In Lake Calumet

Although testing earlier this year found Asian carp DNA in Lake Calumet, four days of intensive, newly completed monitoring has turned up no trace of the voracious fish.

08/11/2011

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State Agency Wants To Turn Asian Carp Into Foodstuff

Is the Asian carp an invasive species or a tasty delicacy?

CBS Chicago–06/09/2011

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