Commercial tour boats, rented kayaks, and private pleasure craft cruise along the south branch of the Chicago River. (Credit: CBS)

Explosion Of Boats On Chicago River Has Tour Operator Stressing Safety

With the growing popularity of kayaking and other boat rentals on the Chicago river, the water is getting more crowded, aand at least one tour operator said the need for safety education is that much more important.


(Credit: erehwon.com)

Winter Camping Guide For Chicago

Ready to brave the great outdoors this winter? This list will get you prepared for some serious camping.


Two covered kayaks sit at a dock on the Chicago River, after a tour company cancelled a Monday afternoon river tour, due to threats of thunderstorms. A day before, 62 kayakers were rescued from the Chicago River, when they were caught in a storm, and several kayaks tipped over. (Credit: CBS)

Kayak Companies Cancel Tours After Dozens Rescued On Sunday

A day after dozens of kayakers were rescued on the Chicago River after a thunderstorm hit the city, several kayak tours on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan were canceled on Monday, amid a new threat of thunderstorms.

CBS Chicago–07/02/2012


Paddlers To Hit Chicago River On New Year’s

A 26-year-old New Year’s Day tradition is expected to attract hundreds of people to the Chicago River’s North Branch this weekend.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2010