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