Paddler Headed From Chicago To New Orleans To Promote Clean WaterA New Jersey woman left Chicago on Wednesday for a long paddle to Louisiana, on the last leg of a journey that started on the East Coast.
Charter Boat Captains Seek Physical Barrier To Keep Asian Carp Out Of Great LakesWhen engineers reversed the flow of the Chicago River more than 100 years ago, they connected the Mississippi River basin to Lake Michigan. Now, charter boat captains from around the Great Lakes have asked Congress to put up a permanent barrier to keep Asian carp out of the lakes.
Death Toll Rises To 20 As Flooding Threatens Levees In Missouri And Downstate IllinoisA rare winter flood threatened nearly two dozen federal levees in Missouri and Illinois on Wednesday as rivers rose, prompting evacuations in several places. At least 20 deaths over several days in Missouri and Illinois were blamed on flooding, mostly involving vehicles that drove onto swamped roadways.
48 Hours In Minnesota's Twin CitiesTravel guide for visitors who only have 48 hours to visit Minnesota's Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul
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.