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Three Asian carp pulled out of the Humboldt Park lagoon have been placed in the invasive species exhibit at the Shedd Aquarium. (Credit: John Cody/WBBM Newsradio)

Appeals Court Upholds Tossing Of Asian Carp Lawsuit

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago has upheld a lower court ruling dismissing a lawsuit filed by five states seeking the placement of barriers to keep Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.

07/15/2014

Indiana Harbor Shipping Canal (Credit: Sun-Times Media)

Indiana Harbor Dredging To Resume Next Month

An estimated 180,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment is scheduled to be removed from the Indiana Harbor and Canal starting in April.

03/14/2014

Asian Carp

Study: Physical, Electric Barriers Best Defenses Against Asian Carp

Placing 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.

01/29/2014

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Illiana Expressway Planning In High Gear

IDOT hopes to have some final issues resolved with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, state and federal environmental protection agencies and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by the end of this month.

11/05/2013

The Des Plaines River floods well past its banks near Maywood and Oak Park, at Madison Street. (Photo courtesy Scott Davidson)

Army Corps Submits Preliminary Plan To Relieve Des Plaines River Flooding

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plan would involve building levees, restoring some lands to their natural states as marshes or prairies, as well as flood-proofing some homes.

WBBM Newsradio–09/05/2013

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

Asian Carp

States Continue Push To Close Sanitary & Ship Canal Over Asian Carp

Some Great Lakes States are putting pressure on the federal government to wall off the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal to stop the spread of Asian carp.

WBBM Newsradio–08/31/2011