5 Day Trips Near Chicago To Do Before The Kids Go Back To SchoolPack up the car and travel for a day of fun, history and outdoor activities with your kids with these five destinations near Chicago.
Best Waterfront Destinations In The USMost every popular destination in America shares something in common — a waterfront setting.
10 Things You Didn't Know About ChicagoMany know Chicago is known as "the Windy City" and Wrigley Field is one of America's oldest baseball stadiums, but there are a lot of other things about this great city that are not widely known.
Bald Eagles Flock To Illinois And Iowa To Find Food This WinterWhen you think of birds flying south in winter, you probably don’t think they’re headed to Chicago, but if you’ve spotted any bald eagles in Illinois lately, you know different.
Study: Physical, Electric Barriers Best Defenses Against Asian CarpPlacing dam-like structures in Chicago waterways would be an almost foolproof method of preventing Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan, while a less pricey electric barrier system also has solid prospects for shielding the Great Lakes from the invasive fish.
Army Corps Declines Request To Boost Mississippi River LevelThe Army Corps of Engineers has turned back requests by federal lawmakers and the barge industry to release more water from the Missouri River, believing the drought-starved Mississippi River it feeds still will remain open to shipping despite mounting concerns about water levels.
Governor Worried Low Mississippi River Levels Could Hurt Barge TrafficGov. Pat Quinn said he and other Illinois officials are very concerned about the falling water levels on the Mississippi River, and the impact it could have on the state.
Supreme Court Won't Order Canal Closed To Halt Asian CarpThe 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.
Lessons Learned After Floods In Mississippi River TownsDownstate Illinois cities and towns along the Mississippi River are bracing for moderate to major flooding this season, but officials have learned lessons from the disaster in 2008.
Severe Flooding Fears Along Mississippi River Government forecasters say spring flooding is already beginning and the worst is yet to come. There's a 95% chance of severe flooding up in Saint Paul, Minn.
US Army Corps To Study Asian Carp, Other InvasivesFederal officials have laid out a plan for studying how to stop invasive species -- including the voracious Asian carp -- from migrating between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds.