Chicago Magazine Takes a Moving Trip on Chicago River

The recent feature "These Waters Run Deep" documents days of paddling, wandering, cruising, and conversing along Chicago's iconic waterway.
North Branch of Chicago River

A still section of the North Branch of the Chicago River, near busy Peterson Avenue.

"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.