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Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, September 18, 2014

Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Great Chicago Fire Festival culminates next weekend with a bang-up show on the banks of the Chicago River.

September 17, 2014 7:36 pm
Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, September 18, 2014

Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, September 18, 2014

Receptions for two great artists on both sides of Lake Michigan tonight and a preview event for the Great Chicago Fire Celebration which begins September 30th.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

September 17, 2014 2:00 am
Renaissance Chicago Downtown

Renaissance Chicago Downtown

The Renaissance Chicago Downtown features an envied location along the Chicago River at the intersection of Wacker Drive and State Street.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
New technologies, data advancing Asian carp fight

New technologies, data advancing Asian carp fight

Vic Santucci, of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, carries a mounted Asian carp as he walks to catch a train in downtown Chicago in 2011. The mounted fish was used in a news conference about the spread of the species in Chicago area waters.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Shutting down waterways sounds fishy

As scary as Asian carp are, the prospect of shutting down the link between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River watershed is even more scary.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: If there's to be a fish fry, let's eat fish

DOUG ROSS: If there's to be a fish fry, let's eat fish

A major report on Asian carp came out this week, but it was buried by snow — along with everything else.

January 10, 2014 12:00 am
Indiana bearing down on efforts to lure Illinois businesses

Indiana bearing down on efforts to lure Illinois businesses

Indiana's campaign to intercept businesses that are fed up with Illinois's high taxes and massive pension woes has found its way into Soldier Field.

August 24, 2013 7:00 am Photos

Photos

Kayaks vie with barges for slice of urban rivers

CHICAGO | The pod of idling kayakers waited for the right moment to shoot across a jumble of intersecting shipping and tour-boat lanes on the Chicago River, taking their cue from a guide who signaled it was safe by letting loose a motivational battle cry.

August 14, 2013 8:15 pm
EDITOR’S LETTER

EDITOR’S LETTER

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

April 08, 2013 2:00 am
EDITOR’S LETTER

EDITOR’S LETTER

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

February 16, 2013 2:00 am
Chicago River flows through history

Chicago River flows through history

The fate of the Chicago River sounds precarious, with drought conditions and a potential carp invasion on the horizon. But the city and state plan to make the river clean enough to swim in by 2016. The future builds on the critical role that the waterway played in Chicago's history.

January 31, 2013 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Chicago River reversal nothing to be concerned about, experts say

Chicago River reversal nothing to be concerned about, experts say

Rumors circulating that the Chicago River may reverse itself due to low water levels in Lake Michigan are bogus, according to experts at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

January 22, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Spirit of Dance,' Jackson, Elton tributes canceled at Riverfront; 'La Soiree' still ago

OFFBEAT: 'Spirit of Dance,' Jackson, Elton tributes canceled at Riverfront; 'La Soiree' still ago

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 09, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Lookingglass' 'Eastland' a moving musical with a local tie

OFFBEAT: Lookingglass' 'Eastland' a moving musical with a local tie

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 19, 2012 12:00 am

Water district unsure whether to support proposal to prevent Asian carp influx

LANSING | Officials with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago haven't decided whether to support cutting off the Chicago River in an effort to prevent the possible encroachment of Asian carp into the Great Lakes.

April 22, 2012 11:20 pm
OFFBEAT: Chef Chris Turano and his new Estate ready for dinner and drinks

OFFBEAT: Chef Chris Turano and his new Estate ready for dinner and drinks

Executive chef Chris Turano serves guests his Lobster Mac and Cheese at his new Chicago restaurant ESTATE Ultra Bar.

April 09, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Chef Chris Turano and his new Estate ready for dinner and drinks

OFFBEAT: Chef Chris Turano and his new Estate ready for dinner and drinks

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 09, 2012 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Guard against invaders, but not at all costs

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Guard against invaders, but not at all costs

In May, I introduced readers to the issue of aquatic invasive species — specifically Asian carp. Much since has been reported, and a new report seems to create larger issues for Northwest Indiana.

November 13, 2011 12:00 am
Newly approved standards next step toward swmming in Chicago River

Newly approved standards next step toward swmming in Chicago River

New water quality standards could make portions of the Chicago River safe to swim by 2015.

November 10, 2011 12:00 am
Newly approved standards next step toward swimming in Chicago River

Newly approved standards next step toward swimming in Chicago River

CHICAGO | The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved Illinois' new and revised water quality standards for five segments of the Chicago and Calumet rivers, ultimately leading to the waterways being safe for swimming and other recreational activities.

November 09, 2011 10:00 pm
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