Locks

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)

Business Leaders Call For Upgrading Locks, Dams On Illinois Waterways

A boatload of business, farm and political leaders say Illinois locks and dams need boatloads of money for maintenance and upgrading, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

09/22/2014

Severe storms roll into the Chicago area on Monday. (Credit:  Heidi Anderson)

Swimming Banned At Beaches After Stormwater, Sewage Dumped In Lake

The heavy rainfall from Monday night’s storms prompted officials to open the Chicago and Wilmette locks to prevent raw sewage from overflowing out of the sewer system, and instead dump a mix of storm runoff and sewage into Lake Michigan.

07/01/2014

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)

Continuing Drought Could Lead To Reversal Of Chicago River Flow

In a new report, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said, if Chicago doesn’t get some significant rain or snow soon, there could be serious water flow issues in the Chicago River.

01/09/2013

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Report: Facebook Squabble Led To Violent Attack On High School Girl

A Facebook and Twitter rivalry between high school girls has resulted in suspensions and a referral for expulsion, after a girl was attacked in the school hallway.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

Asian Carp

Supreme Court Won’t Order Canal Closed To Halt Asian Carp

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to order the closure of locks on the Sanitary and Ship Canal to keep the Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012

Flooded Street (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Mount Prospect Officials: There Is No ‘Secret Valve’ To Drain Floods

Some flood-prone residents of Mount Prospect are demanding the village do something about the problem.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2011