Chicago River

The Eleanor Boathouse in Bridgeport will cost $8.5 million, and should be completed by Fall 2016. (Credit Studio Gang Architects)

City Building $8.5 Million Boathouse In Bridgeport

The boathouse, designed by award-winning Chicago architect Jeanne Gang, is the fourth boathouse along the Chicago River, in addition to facilities in Chinatown, Roscoe Village, and Ravenswood.

08/10/2015

Fire crews pull a person out of the South Branch of the Chicago River early Saturday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Woman Rescued From Chicago River; Fire Chief And Two Firefighters Also Hospitalized

The Fire Department said a 19-year-old woman jumped into the Chicago River near Cermak Road and Canal Street around 4 a.m. Rescue crews were dispatched to the scene, but a battalion chief who responded to the scene didn’t wait for divers, and jumped into the water.

08/08/2015

Commercial tour boats, rented kayaks, and private pleasure craft cruise along the south branch of the Chicago River. (Credit: CBS)

Explosion Of Boats On Chicago River Has Tour Operator Stressing Safety

With the growing popularity of kayaking and other boat rentals on the Chicago river, the water is getting more crowded, aand at least one tour operator said the need for safety education is that much more important.

07/24/2015

(Credit: Eastland Disaster Historical Society Facebook page)

Chicago Marks 100th Anniversary Of Its Deadliest Disaster, The Eastland Shipwreck

On July 24, 1915, the SS Eastland, a steamship preparing for an excursion to Michigan City, Indiana, capsized in the Chicago River near LaSalle Street, with about 2,500 people on board. More than 840 people were killed, including 22 families, when they became trapped after the ship toppled on its side.

07/24/2015

The Calumet Water Reclamation Plant serves more than 1 million people in a 300-square mile area covering the South Side of Chicago and much of the southern suburbs. (Credit: Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago)

For The First Time, Wastewater Being Disinfected Before It Enters Chicago River

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago on Friday celebrated the opening of the first of two disinfection plants designed to help clean up area rivers.

07/17/2015

Chicagoans enjoying a newly-opened section of the Riverwalk. (Credit: CBS)

City Officially Opens Expansion To Chicago Riverwalk

The city officially opened the still-under-construction $100-million Chicago Riverwalk Saturday afternoon as people strolled, ate, drank, paddled and fished along the city’s newest downtown attraction that’s been drawing tourists and locals alike.

06/27/2015

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Fire Officials: Body Found In Chicago River On Northwest Side

A body was found in the North Branch of the Chicago River on the Northwest Side Monday morning, fire officials said.

06/01/2015

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Chicago Celebrates St. Paddy’s Day With River Dyeing, Downtown Parade

The Chicago River has been dyed green and the sun is out for the downtown St. Patrick’s Day parade.

03/14/2015

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Shoreline River Tours Signal Return Of Spring

It must be spring. The city’s tour boats are back along the Chicago River and Navy Pier.

03/13/2015

A rollover accident on the Congress Parkway. (Credit: Sonam Champaneri)

Man Pulled Out Of Chicago River After Rollover Accident

A man whose car rolled over on the Congress Parkway bridge over the Chicago River ended up in the Chicago River — and lived.

01/14/2015

(Credit: Eastland Disaster Historical Society Facebook page)

Remembering Eastland Disaster Almost 100 Years Later

2015 will be a year of remembering the Eastland disaster, which killed more than 800 people on the Chicago River near Clark Street in 1915.

01/04/2015

An injured worker is lifted from a construction site at Lake and Canal streets, after a steel beam collapsed Monday morning. (Credit: Nancy Harty/WBBM)

Four Hurt In Construction Accident

The Fire Department said four people were injured when a steel I-beam came down at a construction site at the northeast corner of Lake and Canal streets around 9:15 a.m.

12/29/2014

This man was alive when scuba divers from the Chicago Fire Department pulled him out, after a passerby threw him a life preserver. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Man Throws Life Preserver, Helps Rescue Person From Chicago River

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.

12/17/2014

An image of Chicago from the 1830s along what is now Wacker Drive. (Credit: chicagology)

Image Shows Early Chicago Along South Bank Of River

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.

12/10/2014

Crews have been working to pump water out of a large construction barge that sank in the Chicago River last month. (Credit: John Cody/WBBM)

Crews Have Nearly Raised Sunken Barge From Chicago River

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.

11/07/2014

The cables for tightrope walker Nik Wallenda's high-wire walk above the Chicago River have been installed between the Leo Burnett Building and Marina City. (Credit: CBS)

Daredevil Ready For Tightrope Walk Over Chicago River

He’s been doing this his whole life, yet you might not be able to watch it without holding your breath.

11/02/2014

Nik Wallenda addresses the media Friday. (CBS/Lisa Fielding)

Wire-Walking Daredevil Prepared For Windy Conditions This Weekend, If Necessary

Nik Wallenda says he’s happy his tightrope walk isn’t for a couple of days, given Friday’s blast of winter-like weather.

10/31/2014

The cables for tightrope walker Nik Wallenda's high-wire walk above the Chicago River have been installed between the Leo Burnett Building and Marina City. (Credit: CBS)

Crews Install Wallenda’s Tightrope For Walk Above Chicago River

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.

10/31/2014

Daredevil Nik Wallenda. (Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images)

Nik Wallenda Is Crazy … And Dumb, Some Would Say

Walking a tightrope across the Chicago River is crazy enough. Doing it blindfolded is insane.

CBS Chicago–10/30/2014

A ship equipped with a crane scoops out clay from the sunken barge. (Credit: John Cody)

Work Continues To Fix Sunken Barge In Chicago River

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.

10/20/2014

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