Like the city that grew around it, the Chicago River is constantly changing. Get a preview of “The Chicago River Tour with Geoffrey Baer.”
There are more soggy days ahead. Find out how you can help ease the burden on the Chicago River and reduce the risk of flooding.
An American eel caught by a 5-year-old angler last week is possibly the first such eel ever recorded in the Chicago River, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
Chicago’s sewer and deep tunnel system couldn’t handle this weekend’s rain, allowing untreated sewage and stormwater into Lake Michigan.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and about a dozen other elected officials will take part in a fundraiser aimed at boosting efforts to improve the quality of the river’s water.
Big changes are coming to the North Branch of the Chicago River. Why some are up in arms over the plan.
As more cruises and kayaks join commercial barges on the river, some tour boat operators are concerned about safety. Learn the “rules of the road” for Chicago waterways.
Plans for new office buildings, apartment complexes and hotels along the North Branch of the Chicago River are underway.
The Chicago River is a lot cleaner than it used to be. And after years of litigation, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District and environmental groups have agreed to a settlement and will work together to make the river even cleaner.
The decadeslong fight to clean up the Chicago River took a step forward last week with the resolution of two lawsuits targeting phosphorous discharge that has polluted waters from Chicago to the Gulf of Mexico.
Adventurous eaters concerned about Asian carp entering the Great Lakes will have a chance to devour the invasive fish at a special event held along the Chicago River next week.
A plan that aims to allow swimming in Chicago’s waterways in less than 15 years was unveiled Wednesday by the city and partnering nonprofits.
Meet two men who think gondolas and lights will give a significant boost to Chicago tourism.
Four of Chicago's river bridges are turning 100 this year, bringing the total of river bridges in the century club to 24. We talk with expert Patrick McBriarty about how the river bridges keep Chicago moving.