A man was pulled from the Chicago River early Wednesday in the West Loop, after a local resident threw a life preserver to keep him afloat until rescue crews arrived.
About 40 years before the Great Chicago Fire, the village along the shores of Lake Michigan essentially consisted of a muddy trail along the south bank of the Chicago River along with a few small streets in what today is known as the Loop.
The U.S. Coast Guard has made some progress raising a barge that sunk in the Chicago River last month, but it’s unclear when it finally will be floating and moving again.
He’s been doing this his whole life, yet you might not be able to watch it without holding your breath.
Nik Wallenda says he’s happy his tightrope walk isn’t for a couple of days, given Friday’s blast of winter-like weather.
Crews were working overnight to install the first high-wire cable that tightrope walker Nik Wallenda will walk across on Sunday, 50 stories above the Chicago River.
Walking a tightrope across the Chicago River is crazy enough. Doing it blindfolded is insane.
The barge that sank Friday at the Randolph Street Bridge is going to get some patch work done before it’s floated off for repairs, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
Witnesses say they heard a loud boom before the vessel went down.
As if walking a tightrope uphill for more than two city blocks 50 stories above the Chicago River in November weren’t enough of a challenge, daredevil Nik Wallenda is adding a new twist to his Chicago adventure next month: a blindfolded tightrope walk between the Marina City towers.
Roy Word, 51, was pulled from the river in the 200 block of North LaSalle after authorities were notified he had jumped in about 7:45 a.m.
In 1953, the biggest vessel to travel the Mississippi River and Illinois Waterway managed to wind its way downtown on the Chicago River.
The start of construction on a new office building along the west bank of the Chicago River could change the riverfront landscape in more ways than one.
To tell the story of the Chicago River and the city’s bridges, what better place than inside one of the bridges?
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.
The small equipment barge, which was being used as part of the project to expand the Chicago Riverwalk, sunk near the LaSalle Street bridge early Thursday.
Monday’s deluge resulted in isolated flooding, but four Chicago area rivers remain near their flood stage, according to the National Weather Service.
The heavy rainfall from Monday night’s storms prompted officials to open the Chicago and Wilmette locks to prevent raw sewage from overflowing out of the sewer system, and instead dump a mix of storm runoff and sewage into Lake Michigan.
Flooding from Monday night’s storm has forced a temporary delay on the project to renovate the Chicago Riverwalk downtown.
Heavy, persistent rain has led to a huge increase in the flow of streams across Chicagoland and nearly all of them are way above normal for this time of year, according to a survey the the U.S. Geological Survey.