A couple weeks ago, Chicagoans couldn’t be blamed for worrying about whether the Chicago River could be dyed green for St. Patrick’s Day, or if someone would have to paint ice floes to get the same effect.
Three people helped pull a woman to safety Thursday, after she jumped into the Chicago River downtown.
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.
Two days after a man and a woman dove into the icy Chicago River to save a friend who went into the water to get a dropped cell phone, Chicago Police divers pulled the woman’s body from the water on Wednesday. The young man who went after his phone also died.
A man from Minnesota died after he fell into the Chicago River early Monday, when he dropped his cell phone in the water and lunged after it. Another man was hospitalized, and a woman was missing and presumed dead, after they went into the water to try to rescue him.
Police sources said it appeared the woman slipped and fell into the river.
About 12:15 a.m., a 31-year-old man was heard screaming for help from the water near where the river meets Lake Michigan.
The ship best known as the Medusa Challenger is en route to her date with a Wisconsin shipyard, to be cut down to a barge. But the oldest freighter on the Great Lakes had one last jinx to cast before leaving Chicago for the last time.
Walsh bid $43 million to build the riverwalk from State Street to LaSalle Street. The project is set to be completed by the end of 2014.
Ask any Chicago-bred baby boomer to name a freighter that traversed the Chicago River in the past 50 years, and you will probably be told, “the Medusa Challenger.”
A resident of the area found the body at 9:23 a.m. in the river in the 2600 block of South Ashland Avenue.
A weekend inspection of the Grand Avenue bridge over the Chicago River has prompted a two-week shutdown for repairs, the city announced Monday.
It’s the annual tradition on the Chicago River, a sign that summer is officially over in the Windy City.
After complaints and pressure from residents and politicians on the Northwest Side, the Army Corps of Engineers has changed its plan to take out hundreds of trees in Horner Park and along the river.
Indefinite discharges of raw sewage into Lake Michigan won’t cut it for a coalition of environmental groups, which Thursday asked a federal judge to set aside a proposed consent decree.
A 32-year-old man who plunged to his death from a bridge spanning the North Shore Channel early Friday was seen arguing with another man moments before he fell.
Residents of one of Chicago’s Northwest side neighborhood are demanding that the kids who use a park play lot be protected from possible drowning. They voiced their concerns to CBS 2’s Mike Parker who has this Original Report.
The Mayor’s office announced Sunday the opening of the first new boathouse along the Chicago River opened in Chinatown.
Residents of an Albany Park street that was inundated with flooding in April are now concerned that the city of Chicago seems to be taking the sandbags away from the North Branch of the Chicago River.
“Water quality makes a tremendous difference in how we can interact with the river, but also provides us jobs; it provides us business revenue,” said Friends of the Chicago River executive director Margaret Frisbie.