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Chicago River Decontamination

World Toilet Day Has a Different Meaning in Chicago

Henry Henderson | Posted 01.21.2013 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

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.

Re-Envisioning the Chicago River: Carp and Courts Update Our Thinking

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

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.

What Do We Owe the Chicago River? Disinfection

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

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.