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Surprise! Chicago’s River Dyed Green For St. Patrick’s Day After All

The announcement was made last minute, likely to prevent crowds from gathering on the riverfront with coronavirus restrictions still in place.

Downtown

Woman, Fatally Stabbed, Found In Chicago River Near Lane Tech High School

Police say the woman had been stabbed multiple times.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville

Baby Snapping Turtles Hatch Along Riverbank In North Center

“Since June, everyone has been really careful and cautious of the nests. Someone even put out fencing to protect them," one neighbor said.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Did The City Raise A Downtown Bridge With People On It? No, Officials Say After Viral Video Surfaces

The video’s poster shared video showing him climbing a raised Downtown bridge just months earlier. The city described the latest incident as "extremely reckless and potentially deadly behavior."

Downtown

Fish Are Returning To Chicago River, Waterways, New Study Says

The Chicago River and other waterways have become less polluted thanks to advocacy work from local groups.

Downtown

Neighbors Say General Iron Pollution Puts Them More At Risk During Coronavirus Crisis, But Scrapper Says It’s ‘Essential’

The owner of General Iron said the scrap metal yard is an essential business. Neighbors, including Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd), disagree.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Swimming In The Chicago River? It’s Not A Wise Choice, Experts Say — But That Didn’t Stop This Backflipper

The river is "pretty clean" most of the time, said the person who recorded the man's dip, but he's worried there could have been sewage backed up into it during the man's swim due to recent storms.

Downtown

Walking Museum To Honor City’s Native American History With Serpent Mound And More — But Organizers Need Your Help

The Northwest Portage Walking Museum would feature a coil mound and a serpent mound designed by indigenous artist Santiago X.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

River Park Will Soon Offer Kayaking, Canoe Trips And More As North Branch River Activities Head Northwest

Money to convert the boathouse to a museum is being sought. "We're going to try and make this happen,” a park district planner said.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Duck With Plastic 6-Pack Holder Around Its Head Eludes Army Of Rescuers On North Branch Of Chicago River

Neighbors using nets, boats, kayaks and lots of bread have tried for four days to help the duck, but to no avail.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

The End of Chicago’s Only ‘Waterfall’ Marks A New Beginning For Life On The River

Don't go chasing waterfalls — Chicago doesn't have one anymore. The 100-year-old four-foot dam is being torn down.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park