Chicago River

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

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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.

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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

A barge is nearly fuller under the water on the Chicago River on Friday. (CBS)

Barge Sinks In Chicago River

Witnesses say they heard a loud boom before the vessel went down.

10/17/2014

Nik Wallenda. (Credit: CBS)

Wallenda To Wear Blindfold For Part Of November Tightrope Walk

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.

10/03/2014

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Man Dies After Jumping In Chicago River

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.

08/25/2014

The Marine Angel. (Credit: Library Of Congress)

Amazing Photo Of Massive Barge On Chicago River

In 1953, the biggest vessel to travel the Mississippi River and Illinois Waterway managed to wind its way downtown on the Chicago River.

07/28/2014

A new 53-story office building at 150 N. Riverside Plaza will include a 1.5-acre public park. (Credit: Goettsch Partners)

Work Begins On New Riverfront Office Tower

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.

07/25/2014

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