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Spring 2015 Bridge Lift Schedule

Along the main and south branches of the Chicago River, the 27 bridges from Ashland Avenue to Lake Shore Drive will be raised 19 times this spring. 

The bridges are raised every spring to allow recreational boats to get from winter storage to Lake Michigan. During a boat run, each bridge is raised one at a time and each lift takes about 8-12 minutes.


Posted By: Stephanie Fallara By: April 01, 2015 FULL STORY

Our Very Own Sharon Romack in Chicago Architect Magazine

River North Business Association President, Sharon Romack, was interviewed about the new sign ordinance along the Chicago River in the new issue of Chicago Architect Magazine.

See below for an excerpt of the article or check it out for yourself on page 10!

Posted By: Stephanie Fallara By: January 13, 2015 FULL STORY

Duck Tours May Come to Chicago

Special ramps would have to be built at Marina City and just north of River City but a large dining and sightseeing cruise operator has submitted to state regulators its plan to offer “duck tours” on the Chicago River.

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is reviewing the proposal, submitted last November on behalf of Entertainment Cruises by Alfred Benesch & Company, a structural…

Posted By: Stephanie Fallara By: January 05, 2015 FULL STORY

Riverwalk Restroom Walls Going Up

When workers building the Chicago Riverwalk return this Friday, they will be assembling the walls of the restrooms.

These public restrooms will be located between Clark Street and LaSalle Street.

The workers will continue installing...

    • Pathways and planters between State Street and Clark Street.
Posted By: Stephanie Fallara By: November 25, 2014 FULL STORY

Divergent Film Sequel Filming will Include the Chicago River

Filming for the sequel to Divergent will include a shot along the Chicago River. Set in the year 2150, Insurgent is based on the novel by Veronica Roth about a futuristic society divided into factions.

The river footage will not be for an action scene, according…

Posted By: Stephanie Fallara By: September 29, 2014 FULL STORY

Wallenda to walk wire over Chicago River

Marina City will be the last solid ground for professional daredevil Nik Wallenda before he steps off the 61st floor observation deck of its west tower and walks a tightrope south across the Chicago River.

He will do this on Sunday, November 2, at night without a harness or a net.

The Discovery Channel is calling it Wallenda’s “most audacious and challenging tightrope walk yet.”


Posted By: Stephanie Fallara By: September 23, 2014 FULL STORY