Posts tagged "Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal"

Illinois to enter carp wars. Maybe

At last, some rumblings from Illinois about fighting the threats to its barge and waterway industries. The Illinois Chamber of Commerce is gearing up with the state to file a response to suits filed by other Great Lakes states seeking the closure of the locks on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal to prevent the... Read more »

Michigan declares war on Illinois, over carp

A century ago, Illinois reversed the flow of the Chicago River by building the Sanitary and Ship Canal. Now Michigan would have us fill it back in This will affect everyone in Chicago and northeastern Illinois. It could cost us billions in economic and environmental damage. It could affect everyone who has a basement that... Read more »
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