Untrained kayakers and boaters are creating a crowded and dangerous situation on the river, experts say. Alisa Hauser/Block Club Chicago

Rookies On The River Turning Tour Boats Into Rescue Vessels, Experts Say: ‘Someone Is Going To Die’

Two kayakers and a dog were rescued by a tour boat Wednesday, and the boat operator said they expect to rescue dozens more by summer's end.

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Should Pilsen Become A Historic Landmark District? Some Say City Is Trying To ‘Shove This Down Our Throats’

The process initially was set to extend late into the summer, but was expedited after someone tried to demolish three buildings in the proposed district.

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Concrete From CTA Wall Falls And Crushes Two Cars

The concrete was from a retaining wall and there are no reported injuries.

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Field Museum Researchers Remade A 1,000-Year-Old Peruvian Beer After Analyzing Ceramic Artifacts

An ale inspired by the ancient beer will be released in Chicago stores and bars this summer.