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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

Asian Carp

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

(File photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Body Found In River On Lower West Side

A resident of the area found the body at 9:23 a.m. in the river in the 2600 block of South Ashland Avenue.

10/14/2013

Road closed (CBS)

Grand Avenue Bridge Closed For Repairs

A weekend inspection of the Grand Avenue bridge over the Chicago River has prompted a two-week shutdown for repairs, the city announced Monday.

09/23/2013

Boats pass under the Michigan Avenue bri

Fall Bridge Lifts On Chicago River Begin This Week

It’s the annual tradition on the Chicago River, a sign that summer is officially over in the Windy City.

09/23/2013

Horner Park. (Credit: CBS)

Engineers Change Course On Plan To Remove Trees From NW Side Park

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.

09/18/2013

The Chicago Lock separates the darker water of the Chicago River -- and the untreated sewage it carries -- from the lighter-colored water of Lake Michigan. (Credit: CBS)

Environmentalists Want Definitive End To Sewage Dumps Into Lake

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.

09/06/2013

Rescue crews work to find the body of a man who fell into the Chicago River near Lincoln and Peterson avenues on Aug. 15, 2013. (Credit: CapturedNews Video)

Man Falls To Death In Chicago River After Heated Argument

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.

08/16/2013

Fence at  Eugene Field Park at 5100 N. Ridgeway.. (Credit: CBS)

Parents Worried By Short Fence Separating Play Lot From Chicago River

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.

06/11/2013

(credit: explorechicago.org)

First Chicago River Boathouse Opens In Chinatown

The Mayor’s office announced Sunday the opening of the first new boathouse along the Chicago River opened in Chinatown.

06/09/2013

Nelson Reyes, who lives on Monticello Ave at the river.  His house is to the right, and the bare spot in the far background  is where the sandbags were taken away this morning. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Albany Park Residents Worried By Removal Of Sandbags

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.

06/05/2013

A view of the Chicago River from just east of the Columbus Drive bridge. (Credit: CBS)

Environmental Groups Tout Financial Benefits Of Cleaning Up, Improving 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.

WBBM Newsradio–05/09/2013

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