State of Chicago Waterways

June 11, 2014 6:28 AM

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State of Chicago Waterways

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Friends of the Chicago River are releasing the one-year-old catfish into two sites along the Chicago River to continue its revitalization. In downtown Chicago, 10,000 catfish are being released, and another 20,000 are being released into the Little Calumet River near Blue Island.

The release begins a habitat restoration project under a $300,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's Chi-Cal Rivers Fund. Brandis Friedman has more on how the project works, and also takes a look at Senate Bill 2727 recently signed by Gov. Pat Quinn phasing out the sale of cosmet...

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