"The river is alive. And like all living things, it carries with it vestiges of the past while continually remaking itself." So writes Scott Blackwood in a comprehensive and colorful feature for Chicago magazine—in which he traces the flow of the water and the history, characters, and environment of the Chicago River.
Paddlers Beware: Sewage, Bacteria Still Plague Chicago River
A new analysis finds sewage and runoff overflow into the urban waterway once every six days.