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A snowplow gets to work in Kankakee Thursday. (CBS/Network Video)

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.


Computer rendering of the Big Marsh Eco-Park, a nature preserve and mountain bike park planned for a former industrial site just east of Lake Calumet. (Credit: Chicago Park District)

Old Industrial Site On Lake Calumet To Become Nature Preserve, Bike Park

The 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.


(AP File Photo)

5 Rescued After Boat Runs Aground On Lake Calumet

The 36-foot boat washed onto land shortly before 4 p.m. near the mouth of the Calumet River on the lake.


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

Lake Michigan (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Heat Wave Keeping Coast Guard Crews Busy

CHICAGO (CBS) — The U.S. Coast Guard has been very busy in the Chicago area during the recent heat wave. Crews rescued five people on Monday night alone. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports one of […]

CBS 2–06/19/2012

Asian Carp

Asian Carp DNA Still Appearing In Chicago Area Waterways

Despite efforts to rid Chicago’s Sanitary and Ship Canal of Asian carp, evidence of the invasive fish is still showing up.

CBS Chicago–06/19/2012

Asian Carp

Extensive Search Turns Up No Asian Carp In Lake Calumet

Although 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.


A worker controls a cement mixer producing the concrete.  (Photo credit: JOCHEN LUEBKE/AFP/Getty Images)

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.