While we celebrate the civilizing influence of indoor plumbing on International Toilet Day, there is nothing civil about the Greater Chicago Region dumping intestinal miasma on our southward neighbors.
We could be on the verge of significant action regarding the Chicago River. And, what do we have to thank for that, besides decades of hard work from lots of folks? Carp and courts.
I think it is a simple answer: We owe the Chicago River $1.94. That small sum buys us, finally, disinfection of the human waste being dumped into the river and its connecting streams and waters.