Homewood Wonders: Will Road Salt Make It In Time?The salt comes by barge down the Calumet River. This year, the O'Brien Locks that open to Lake Calumet are closed for repairs from now until mid-December and then again from mid-January until March. CBS 2's Roseanne Tellez reports.
Old Industrial Site On Lake Calumet To Become Nature Preserve, Bike ParkThe centerpiece of what will be known as Big Marsh Eco-Park will be a 45-acre mountain bike park; including a single-track trail, a dual slalom course, a dirt jump trail, a pump track, a cyclocross course, a short-track course, a gravity flow trail, a slope-style course, and a bicycle skills area.
5 Rescued After Boat Runs Aground On Lake CalumetThe 36-foot boat washed onto land shortly before 4 p.m. near the mouth of the Calumet River on the lake.
Monster Freighter St. Marys Challenger Could Be Converted To BargeAsk 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."
Heat Wave Keeping Coast Guard Crews Busy
Asian Carp DNA Still Appearing In Chicago Area WaterwaysDespite efforts to rid Chicago's Sanitary and Ship Canal of Asian carp, evidence of the invasive fish is still showing up.
Extensive Search Turns Up No Asian Carp In Lake CalumetAlthough testing earlier this year found Asian carp DNA in Lake Calumet, four days of intensive, newly completed monitoring has turned up no trace of the voracious fish.
Ozinga Could Build New Plant On Southeast Side Ready-mix concrete company Ozinga Bros. is considering building a cement plant on the Southeast Side, but it also has been wooed by Indiana officials to locate the plant in that state.