A couple of days ago, I was inspired by a string of sultry summery days to do one of my favorite things: take a water taxi along the Chicago River.My trip was a short jaunt to the DuSable Bridge – at this stage they’re only running full routes on weekends. And it's no surprise why – at 2 p.m.
Heavy rains earlier in June forced local officials to dump more than 105 million gallons of storm water and raw sewage into Lake Michigan. The dumping is nothing new. The lake is frequently the outlet of last resort when heavy rains overwhelm Chicago’s sewage system.