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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

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Fire Crews Dispatched As Construction Barge Tips In Chicago River

The Fire Department was one the scene Wednesday afternoon as a construction barge tipped over and began taking on water in the Chicago River’s South Branch downtown.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

Much of the steel track, wooden rail ties, and ballast -- stones used to hold the rails and ties firmly in place -- are badly deteriorated along the Dan Ryan branch of the CTA Red Line, after 43 years of use. (Credit: CBS)

Commuters Give CTA Earful About South Red Line Closure

About 50 people filed into the South Shore Cultural Center Monday to sound off on the Chicago Transit Authority’s plan to shut down the south branch of the Red Line for five months next spring.

06/18/2012

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Body Pulled From River Near Chinatown

A body was pulled from the Chicago River’s South Branch near Chinatown this morning.

CBS Chicago–05/12/2011