Forget it, Jake. It’s Chicago: A Story Of Politics, Corruption And A River Gone Wild

Nearly 30 years ago, the Chicago River drained into basements across the Loop.

tunnels state and madison
The intersection of State and Madison Streets, 40 feet below ground. (Photo courtesy Bruce Moffat)
tunnels state and madison
The intersection of State and Madison Streets, 40 feet below ground. (Photo courtesy Bruce Moffat)

Forget it, Jake. It’s Chicago: A Story Of Politics, Corruption And A River Gone Wild

Nearly 30 years ago, the Chicago River drained into basements across the Loop.

On the 29th anniversary of the Great Chicago Flood, Reset wades through the political waters to find out what led to one of the worst infrastructure crises in city history.

GUEST: Alex Bean, content manager and guide with Chicago Detours