Listeners shared thoughts on what they think Eight Forty-Eight got wrong - and what they like, too.Here are some of those letters:Last month, Eight Forty-Eight headed to WBEZ's Humboldt Park bureau for a live remote broadcast, the Dueling Critics joined and shared their br
The Great Lakes form a sprawling ecosystem of nature and industry. In a strong economy, ships can transport up to 200 million tons of cargo across these waters each year. But now the shipping industry has declared a state of emergency. The cause is a region-wide dredging backlog.&n
Grafton, Illinois—a town approximately 300 miles outside of Chicago has a special name for the waterways that connect Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River: “Poop ditch.” That’s the censored version and it’s due to what Chicago sends down their way.In Grafton, the Illinois River empties into the mi
A new report out Thursday claims the Great Lakes states are moving slowly to meet required deadlines under a federal law that governs water use.That compact prohibits water from being diverted outside the Great Lakes basin except for a few exceptions.
READ: Toxic Water, Part 1, Anniversary of Cuyahoga fires igniting environmental movement Runaway algae blooms that killed fish and fouled beaches in the 1970's have been making a comeback on Lake Erie – and they're showing up now in other Great Lakes. Un