| Oct 4, 2008
| 4:22 PM
I have now totally embraced the Zen of the El, putting aside my innate distrust of anything unfamiliar until it gets familiar. I love the el now. The trick is to move from thinking rapid transit means, you know, rapid...
| Jun 11, 2014
About 30,000 channel catfish were released into the Chicago and Little Calumet rivers Tuesday as part of a program that officials say shows how far those urban waterways have come environmentally.
"This is exciting because the Chicago River is...
| May 15, 2014
| 6:36 AM
First, a confession: I prefer the Sox, but if the Cubs are having a decent year, I'll root for them too.
I know it's heresy to say so around here, but I'm mostly a fan of good local baseball, no matter whether the uniform is black and the ballpark...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:20 AM
The Wells Street bridge was reopened to cars, bikers and pedestrians this morning, bringing an end to a year-long shutdown while construction crews replaced the 91-year-old bridge.
Just before 6:15 a.m., construction workers in reflective vests and...
| May 19, 2013
| 8:00 AM
It was called the “seventh engineering wonder of the world,” a herculean effort to reverse the flow of the Chicago River.
Typhoid fever, cholera and other waterborne diseases were running rampant in Chicago in the late 19th century, and...