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

State Street Bridge To Close For Riverwalk Work

The Chicago Department of Transportation said the bridge will be closed to all traffic from 6 a.m. Wednesday through the afternoon of Aug. 23.

08/12/2014

A small equipment barge sank on the Chicago River on Thursday near the LaSalle Street Bridge. (Credit: CBS)

Construction Barge Sinks In Chicago River

The small equipment barge, which was being used as part of the project to expand the Chicago Riverwalk, sunk near the LaSalle Street bridge early Thursday.

07/10/2014

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

A man tried to attack two people along the Chicago Riverwalk, but one of his would-be victims slashed him with a knife. (Credit: NVP Video)

Man Slashed With Knife After Attacking Pair On Riverwalk

A man who tried to attack two people near the Chicago Riverwalk got more than he bargained for Monday night, when one of his targets fended off his attack by slashing him with a knife.

10/08/2013

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Emanuel Proposes Big Hikes In City Fees For River Tour Boats

The decade-long agreement that Emanuel introduced at Wednesday’s City Council meeting includes dramatically higher fees expected to generate $42.5 million over the life of the contract.

02/13/2013

A kayaker holds up a man who fell in the Chicago River on June 13, 2012. The 17-year-old kayaker held the man's head above water until Police Marine Unit officers could bring him onto a police boat. (Source: Sarah Butler/Twitter)

Teen Kayaker Helps Rescue Man Who Fell In Chicago River

A 17-year-old boy, who was kayaking for the first time, helped rescue a man who fell into the Chicago River on Wednesday.

06/13/2012

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Sanctuaries in the City: Eight Places to Unwind in Chicago

Even the most urbane of city dwellers needs the occasional respite from the psychic pressure of the concrete jungle. For those without a go-to chill spot, here’s a selection of relaxation stations to consider.

04/11/2011