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Lake Calumet

City to turn prairies near Lake Calumet into quality recreation site

City to turn prairies near Lake Calumet into quality recreation site

CHICAGO | Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday said the city plans to develop about 300 acres around 116th Street and Stony Island Avenue into a series of trails for hikers and mountain bikers — giving them a challenging, yet natural, terrain to ride.

July 31, 2014 1:38 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Preserve historic Pullman places, faces

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Preserve historic Pullman places, faces

“The stories are in these faces,” I said out loud while walking through the Historic Pullman Foundation Visitors Center. Looking at the historic images of the proud Pullman Porters and mustached Hotel Florence workers and guests, I saw stories waiting to be told.

February 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos


Environmental activists get preview of possible future park

CHICAGO | More than two dozen people, including bird watchers and environmental activists, got a close-up look Monday of Lake Calumet, a preview of what could someday be a public attraction of the Southeast Side.

April 22, 2013 4:45 pm

Asian carp response turns up in Lake Calumet

Scientists and commercial fishermen put electrofishing and netting efforts into "high gear" Wednesday in Lake Calumet to determine whether live Asian carp are present in the area.

July 11, 2012 8:01 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: Are politicians serious about greenifying Lake Calumet area?

My father was born in South Chicago in the 1920s, but he was raised in a small frame house just off Torrence Avenue near the eastern shore of Lake Calumet. During my grammar school years, in the 1960s and early 1970s, my father and I fished for yellow perch in Lake Calumet, as he had done as…

March 13, 2012 12:00 am

Crews hunting for Asian carp in Lake Calumet

CHICAGO | No Asian carp have been found thus far after two days of searching for the invasive species in Lake Calumet.

August 02, 2011 1:40 pm

Carp DNA in Lake Calumet prompts response

CHICAGO | The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee will begin intensive monitoring in Lake Calumet and surrounding areas on Monday after Asian carp DNA showed up in three consecutive rounds of sampling.

July 29, 2011 5:15 pm

EDITORIAL: Net results on Asian carp efforts

The federal effort to fight Asian carp includes a number of measures that don't interfere with barge traffic. That's good news for not just the Great Lakes environment but also the shipping industry.

May 30, 2011 12:00 am

Coalition carping over 'frivolous' lawsuits

CHICAGO | A coalition looking to keep commerce flowing between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River said the report about Asian carp most likely being introduced by humans into Lake Calumet is further reason to quash the lawsuits seeking to close shipping locks.

August 07, 2010 12:00 am
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