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The swollen Des Plaines River reaches near the Madison Street Bridge near Maywood and Oak Park in 2013. (Photo courtesy Scott Davidson)

Huge Increase In Stream Flows, Rivers Way Above Normal Rates

Heavy, persistent rain has led to a huge increase in the flow of streams across Chicagoland and nearly all of them are way above normal for this time of year, according to a survey the the U.S. Geological Survey.

06/26/2014

(credit: Lauren Wulf)

Adventures Along The Chicago River

There’s a lot more to the Chicago River than watching it get dyed green on St. Patrick’s Day. The Chicago River offers great places to eat, drink and enjoy some time on the water. From walking to boating, there are some amazing hidden adventures to be found along the Chicago River.

08/09/2012

Des Plaines River Flooding

Drought Making It Easier To Find Garbage In Area Rivers

This year’s drought has had many negative effects, but it does have at least one benefit.

WBBM Newsradio–07/31/2012

(credit: Lauren Wulf)

Guide: Summer Float Trips

This summer, try something other than the annual camping trip. With beautiful rivers flowing through Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, a real lazy river adventure is only a couple hours away. Groups of tubes are tied together to keep you and your friends/family connected as you float down the river. Stopping at sand bars and taking swimming breaks makes for some fun along the way…

07/30/2012

ROOF on theWIT

Best Bars With A View

Here’s a list of some of Chicago’s best bars with a view. Have a drink and take in the scenery at these bars in the sky.

01/06/2011