Latest Des Plaines River Stories

2009-09-30 17:58:00

Lake Michigan's food chain is under threat from an invasive fish and biologists are working on ways to keep it out of the lake, university scientists say. A $9 million electric fish barrier keeps Asian carp from migrating between the Mississippi River and the lake and the Army Corps of Engineers just boosted the power, the Milwaukee Journal Gazette reported Wednesday.

2008-09-15 09:00:28

CHICAGO (MCT) -- Rain-swollen rivers and creeks forced hundreds of voluntary evacuations across the Chicago region on Sunday, damaged homes and at least one architectural landmark, left two Indiana men drowned in a drainage ditch, and triggered emergency declarations in half a dozen Illinois communities and all of Cook County.

2008-09-07 21:00:11

By Lee Filas lfilas@@dailyherald.com Communities along the swollen Fox and Des Plaines rivers are bracing for flooding and closely watching weather reports. How much flooding will depend on the overnight rainfall.

2007-12-26 21:00:11

By Mick Zawislak mzawislak@@dailyherald.com The newest Lake County forest preserve has always been popular with anglers, but soon will be open to the general public. Lake Carina on the east side of Milwaukee Avenue near Gurnee will offer a wheelchair-accessible fishing pier and other amenities.

2007-10-20 09:00:18

By Liam Ford and Ray Quintanilla, Chicago Tribune Oct.

Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]