"But while Mayor Rahm Emanuel is fond of calling the river Chicago's 'next recreational frontier,' the partially treated wastewater that pours constantly into its channels poses stomach-churning health risks to people who come in contact with the murky flow." [Michael Hawthorne, "Chicago River teems with filth" Sunday's Tribune below the fold]
The Chicago River ain't fit for a swim.
It's filled with E. coli, sometimes to the brim
Some fish are alive in,
But I wouldn't dive in
Because I'd be risking my life and my limb.
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