Chicago River

This is an artists concept for a section of the Chicago Riverwalk between Dearborn and Clark. (Credit: City Of Chicago)

Dearborn Street Bridge Closed For Riverwalk Expansion Project

The Dearborn Street bridge over the Chicago River is closed so that crews can do work on the Riverwalk project.

06/24/2014

Channel Catfish (Credit: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation)

30,000 Catfish Being Released Into Chicago River

The improving water quality of the Chicago River has experts hopeful that 30,000 Channel catfish being released into the river on Tuesday will have a good chance of survival.

06/10/2014

Flood waters came up to homes along Monticello Avenue in Albany Park on April 18, 2013. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM)

Albany Park Residents Fear More Flooding This Year

Residents of the Albany Park neighborhood have again raised concerns they could be the victims of flooding along the Chicago River if the city doesn’t do something to address the problem.

05/15/2014

A railroad viaduct along Skokie Highway was flooded by heavy rains on Monday, leaving a long line of trucks stranded for several hours as they waited for the water to drain enough to pass. (Credit: CBS)

U.S. 41 Reopens In Lake Bluff; Flooding Still A Threat Elsewhere

Though some of the flooding from Monday’s thunderstorms has receded, the Des Plaines River was still overflowing its banks on Wednesday, and the North Branch of the Chicago River was near flood stage in some areas, with more rain on the way Wednesday evening.

05/14/2014

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Chicago Looking To Boost ‘Cultural Mile’ With Entertainment Offerings

City officials are giving you a new reason to visit the often forgotten stretch of Michigan Avenue.

05/09/2014

Crews work to pull a woman out of the Chicago River near Merchandise Mart early Friday. (Photo by Sam Charles)

Elderly Woman Pulled From Chicago River

The woman was reported in the water near the Orleans Street bridge just before 1 a.m., fire officials said. Crews arrived at the scene in about two minutes. The water temperature was about 50 degrees.

05/02/2014

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Body Pulled From Chicago River

Police Marine Unit officers responded to the area near the 400 block of West Harrison Street about 6:05 p.m. after a 911 caller reported seeing something in the water.

04/29/2014

The bascule bridge over the Chicago River at Chicago Avenue. (Credit: HistoricBridges.org)

Chicago River Bridge Lifts Start Next Week

The first bridge lift is scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday, April 19, and they will continue every Wednesday and Saturday through June 28, according to a statement from the Chicago Department of Transportation.

04/09/2014

Ryan McClelland (Family Photo)

Body Pulled From River On Near North Side

The man’s body was pulled from the river in the 1000 block of West Weed Street at 7:50 p.m.

04/07/2014

Wendella tour boat "Lila" floats along the Chicago River on Friday, for its maiden voyage of 2014, two weeks later than normal due to the harsh winter. (Credit: CBS)

Two Weeks Late, Wendella Boat Tours Cruising River Again

The Windy City’s aquatic sign of spring, Wendella tour boats and water taxis, finally made it down the Chicago River for the first time this year, stalled for two weeks by thick ice in the harbor at Dolton.

03/28/2014

Members of the plumbers' union dye the Chicago River green for St. Patrick's Day (File photo)

With Ice Gone, River To Go Green As Planned For St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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.

03/14/2014

Butch Kazich (left) and Derek Lamb (right) helped rescue a woman from the Chicago River after she jumped in the water Thursday. (Credit: CBS)

Good Samaritans Help Save Woman From Chicago River

Three people helped pull a woman to safety Thursday, after she jumped into the Chicago River downtown.

03/13/2014

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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

A Chicago Police Department diver searched the icy Chicago River near Lake Shore Drive on Monday, looking for the body of a woman who had fallen into the water, along with two other people. One man died, and the other was in critical condition. (Credit: CBS)

Divers Pull Woman’s Body From Chicago River Two Days After Mishap

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.

01/15/2014

A Chicago Police Department diver searched the icy Chicago River near Lake Shore Drive on Monday, looking for the body of a woman who had fallen into the water, along with two other people. One man died, and the other was in critical condition. (Credit: CBS)

Man Dead, Woman Missing After Falling In Icy River

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.

01/13/2014

A Chicago Fire Department diver enters the icy Chicago River early Tuesday, after a woman fell in the water. (Credit: CBS)

Woman Dies After Being Pulled From Icy Chicago River

Police sources said it appeared the woman slipped and fell into the river.

12/17/2013

Crews pull a man who fell in the water near the mouth of the Chicago River early Friday. (Photo from NVP News Video)

Man Pulled From Water Near Mouth Of Chicago 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.

12/13/2013

The St. Marys Challenger navigates the Chicago River. (Credit: Facebook)

Medusa Challenger En Route To Wisconsin To Become Barge

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.

11/11/2013

Artistic rendering of The Marina, part of a planned renovation of the Chicago Riverwalk. (Credit: City of Chicago)

City Awards First Contract For Riverwalk Renovation

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.

11/08/2013

The St. Marys Challenger navigates the Chicago River. (Credit: Facebook)

Monster Freighter St. Marys Challenger Could Be Converted To Barge

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.”

WBBM Newsradio–10/24/2013

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