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Des Plaines River

The Des Plaines River is a river that flows southward for through southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois in the U.S.

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UPDATE: Man runs from police, jumps into Des Plaines River
officials meeting July 13 to discuss in Des Plaines River watershed via
Police pull man wanted for breaking into cars from Des Plaines River
From an overnight incident at 4200 N. River Rd. in Schiller Park, Il..
Charges pending against man rescued from Des Plaines River in Schiller Park:
Schiller Park Person in the Des Plaines River- rescue going on River Road Near Irving Park-
Water rescue in the Schiller Park area near River Rd. and Irving Park Rd. Person in the Des Plaines river.
Keepataw Preserve protects a diversity of habitats, including forest, prairie, wetland and a portion of the Des Pla…
See a virtual tour of our listing on 711 S River Rd
I'm tryna go early. Lol meet me at my place and we'll go from there. I love relatively close to the Des Plaines River Trail
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Fun evening kayaking the Des Plaines River with @ Des Plaines River
Body of teen who jumped into Des Plaines River recovered
Body of missing teenager Cameron Sanders found in Des Plaines River, near the bridge where he jumped in the water.
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DH: Search continues for Villa Park teen who jumped into Des Plaines River
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...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Illinois... Des Plaines River near Gurnee affecting Lak…
The sun rises over the Des Plaines River in Downtown Joliet this morning.
Thank you for RTing my photos of the Des Plaines River. I appreciate it.
LOT extends time of Flood Warning for Des Plaines River at Russell [IL] till Jan 26, 6:00 AM CST
Explore the winter birds of Isle a la Cache preserve and the Des Plaines River:
Interesting! Any mention of the Underground RR stop that was apparently at Lake St. & the Des Plaines River?
1978 Robert Piest body was found in the Des Plaines River victim of 'The Killer Clown' John…
Here are a few photos from today in Wadsworth from the Des Plaines River trail.
Cass Street bridge over the Des Plaines River, in Joliet, is open to traffic. The bridge was closed for a painting proje…
Anglers Dream Winter division 1st tournament on the Des Plaines River Jason and I took 4th place.
Last weekend Tournament On the Des Plaines River this was the 1st fish of the morning 4.15 lbs and was Big Bass of…
Tree Along the Shore of the Des Plaines River (2013-07-31 11-23-40a)
Yesterday, a group of IMT volunteers cleaned up a portion of the Des Plaines river with Living Lands & Waters.
Further he admitted to dumping five others into the Des Plaines River. Gacy told detectives, "There are four Johns."
Potawatomi, Ottawa, and Ojibwe (Chippewa) Native American tribes inhabited the Des Plaines River Valley prior to...
Enjoy a scenic lunch overlooking the Des Plaines River. All items in the lunch menu are $9 or less
Gacy buried 26 of his victims in the crawl space of his home, 3 elsewhere on his property and discarded 4 into the…
Over the banks- in November. The Des Plaines river in northern Illinois.
As a kid we would ride our bikes through the trails of Thatcher Woods along side the Des Plaines River to the…
INVITATION: Future of the Des Plaines River with the MPC
SEVERE WX ALERT: ...The Flood Advisory continues for portions of the Des Plaines River...Fox River. WX WARNING
The Dense Fog Advisory has been is a shot of the Des Plaines River Bridge over I-55 near Channahon
Just posted a 3.50 mi run - Soggy/icy Des Plaines River Trail, forgot to press stop at end of run.
Accident. two right lanes blocked in on Lagrange Rd NB at Stevenson Expy, solid back to Des Plaines River Brg, delay of 4 mins
Loving our view from ! I'm the foreground, the Des Plaines River. In the backg…
The Des Plaines River was used by Indigenous People for thousands of years as a sort of…
Save the date! May 22, 2016 for 18.5 miles! We just heard from the organizers of the Des Plaines River Canoe &...
SEVERE WX ALERT: ...The Flood Advisory is cancelled for the Des Plaines River... Des Plaines River ... WX WARNING
A flood advisory is in affect for other portions of the Des Plaines river as well.
A suburb, Des Plaines is home to the first McDonald's. It is located on River Road.
A Flood Watch has been issued until December 3rd starting tomorrow evening for the Fox River in Kenosha and Des Plaines River in Lake county
LOT issues Flood Watch for the Des Plaines River near Russell [IL]
Used your song for a short time lapse of the Des Plaines River in Illinois while I was out bicycling today
Here is the 1st Victorian home we lived in across from Des Plaines River (moi & record player)
The Flood Warning has been extended for the Des Plaines River in Lake county until Monday morning
Removal of dams on Des Plaines River aims to return waterway to the wild
RIP my Unofficial 2013 shirt as it now lays in the bottom of the Des Plaines river
Sitting for 20 minutes on River Rd in Des Plaines because a freight train is stopped. Awesome!
Final connection of Des Plaines River Trail nears: It's a tight fit but key work in completing the last stretch of…
a group of go canoeing on the Des Plaines river the Sunday after the reunion. It's an all day drunk
I am looking for a buyer on 711 South Des Plaines River Road
Furnished short-term apartments at River 595 in downtown Des Plaines
. For 35 years I documented and recorded prehistoric sites on Salt Creek and the Des Plaines River on CCFPD lands.
Had fun on on the Des Plaines River bike trail w/ this afternoon. Went fro Prospect Heights to Des Plaines.
There is nothing I like more in lif...
There is nothing I like more in life than paddling down a secluded stretch of a river on a Beautiful Summer day. Taken on the Des Plaines R…
Taking the workout outdoors...canoeing the Des Plaines River
Subset tonight during my run across the Des Plaines River in River Grove
Police investigating death of a man found earlier this week in Des Plaines River in
"Just found this subreddit! I took this picture a couple months ago while kayaking the Des Plaines River in Illin...
Fuel Leak in Des Plaines River from Tugboat - 1340 WJOL - - Fuel Leak in Des Plaines River from Tugboat1340 ...
A sinking tugboat has been leaking diesel fuel into the Des Plaines River this week –
2 furries walking south on Des Plaines River Road in Rosemont Il
Someone in Des Plaines booked Colors and Bottles at Ma... from Colors & Bottles!
A beautiful 34" northern from northern des Plaines river. Amazing power on this fish. Catch n release. Live-love-fish
Facilities – Maintenance Technician JOB FAIR Tuesday, Aug 12; 9am – 12p at the HR Building, 2980 S River Rd, Des Plaines. Hope to see you!
Lauren just asked me the name of a river in Africa and I responded with "des plaines".. College education here I come
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Under the bridge and through the woods. Where the run takes me. @ Des Plaines River Trail
Fished the des plaines river for 30 minutes. Never ever been skunked here off a buzz bait
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DES PLAINES: Road closures due to high water. Golf blocked at Wolf; Northwest Hwy blocked just east of Mt Prospect Rd to River Rd.
First evening smallie bash of the year!: I have been completely neglecting the Des Plaines River this year. Wh...
Who stands on the tracks to take a pictu--- oh. Never mind. @ Des Plaines River Trail
Ran 23.11 miles in 2 hours and 49 mins. In Gurnee for the weekend which means I got to run the Des Plaines River ...
(Photo) The remnants of Dam Number 1 in Wheeling on the Des Plaines River
Colorized drawing of McDonald's restaurant on South River Road in Des Plaines, Illinois with McDonald's museum in the distance.
yeah, and in Des Plaines. Straight down River Road
Helped nearby drivers by reporting a heavy traffic jam on N River Rd, Des Plaines on - Drive Social.
Before. Basement just took on 3 ft of for the ... via (
first photo is a floor plan drawn by John Wayne Gacy himself detailing the locations of his victims bodies, in his own house. The second depicts the police excavating, (presumably the crawlspace), where most of the bodies were found. He disposed of twenty eight of his victims by burying them beneath his house in a crawl space and a couple other spots on his property. The other five; Gacy unceremoniously dumped into the Des Plaines River in Chicago.
Who cares what time of year it is. It is always season in Des Plaines River -
Gov. Pat Quinn announces plan to replace North Avenue bridge over Des Plaines River in River Forest
Work continues on the removal of two dams on the Des Plaines River. This will open up a couple of places that until now, had to be portaged, making for 2 more miles of open river.
Coyote running on the frozen Des Plaines River outside the River Trail Nature Center in Northbrook a few days ago.
The Jackson Street moveable bridge over the Des Plaines River and the bridge is now open to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
There was an eagle flying above the Des Plaines River near Joliet City Hall! Drat -- couldn't get a photo!
Channahon Traffic alert I 55 northbound at Des Plaines River bridge is reduced down to 1 lane. Right lane is closed for emergency pothole repair. NIFG 4804
At the edge of the Des Plaines River on Lake Street, in the "front yard" of McDonald's, is a monument to the UNDERGROUND RAILROAD. It was dedicated in 2001. Originally on this site was a large frame inn called "The 10 Mile House," because it was 10 miles from downtown Chicago in the mid 1800s and was a good stopping point--a day's journey to what's now the Loop. This stagecoach rest stop secretly and dangerously functioned as an Underground Railroad "stop" where runaway slaves were hidden during the day. Even in the north slave catchers scoured the region, motivated by rewards paid for returning fugitive slaves to their owners. I always hope kids don't look at these railroad tracks and think that the Underground Railroad was an actual railroad. Fugitives were moved by wagon under cover of night, then hidden in the inn behind false walls. Women with small children or babies who would cry out or draw attention to the others were hidden in the brush along the river bank during the day. After dark the ...
Flood warning in effect for Des Plaines River at Riverside (Cook County) due to ice jam. Water levels can fluctuate rapidly.
A Maywood home overlooking the Des Plaines River features landscape architecture by the legendary Jens Jensen.
A small pup was rescued from a slab of ice on the Des Plaines River in River Forest this morning after diving into the water during a walk with its owner, officials said.
Crews try to rescue deer that fell through the ice on Des Plaines river:
WATCH LIVE: Crews work to rescue deer trapped by ice in Des Plaines River -
Watch live: Rescue crews try to save deer trapped in frozen Des Plaines River
Buck trapped by ice in Des Plaines River in Willow Springs:
WATCH LIVE: Buck trapped by ice in Des Plaines River
Ok. I've decided if I receive any Christmas money, I am signing up for my 1st 50 miler. Eyeing the Des Plaines River Trail 50.
Aw *** the bridge that has been closed on I55 over the Des Plaines River all year. They are doing the other side in 2014 :/
Ice starting to form along the banks of the Des Plaines River at Ryerson Woods
huge accident touhy and river in Des Plaines. Big t bone police on scene.
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S/O to he's gonna have a great time in Utah and show them how to party cuz he's des plaines river valley all conference 7 grade
Buddy is enjoying the unseasonably warm day w/ a brisk walk down the Des Plaines River Trail!
A woman riding her bike in libertyville was kidnapped and her body was found next to the des plaines river bike trail
At that point in Village history, the Village was mostly bounded by US 41 and the Des Plaines River. Maybe 1/8th the size it is today.
MARCUS B. Large Mouth, A great fish anywhere. But the Des Plaines River! This guys got me getin a yak to fish dpr
Is the largemouth yours or Marcus'. And you have that right about the Des Plaines River, being up and coming.
Couldn't think of a prettier 4.5lb FOTW FALL L. Mouth out of up n comin Des Plaines River. MARCUS B
Ran in forest preserve on Des Plaines River trail where I used to run on Chicago business trips in 90s. Traffic bad getting 2 trail, though
I didn't realize the I-80 bridge over the Des Plaines River in Joliet was one of Illinois' 200 at-risk bridges!
Provided By: Grace Flynn via Marilyn Wagner. Funeral held for Maywood toddler found dead in river. September 13, 2013 Nearly five months after he was beaten to death and dumped into the Des Plaines River, a funeral was held Friday for 1-year-old Bryeon Hunter. Bryeon's mother, Lakeshia Baker, 22, told investigators that she and her boyfriend, Michael Scott, beat her son with a belt and plastic clothes hangers April 15 before leaving him to die on the bathroom floor of their Maywood apartment, prosecutors have said. Initially, Baker had claimed that Bryeon had been kidnapped by three men, resulting in an Amber Alert being issued by police, but Baker and Scott's story unraveled as they were interviewed by police over subsequent days, and they were charged with his murder the same week. Prosecutors: Mom, boyfriend beat, killed child, made up kidnapping story A man who runs a K-9 training center spent several weeks searching the river, and found Bryeon on May 14th near the Brookfield Zoo. It took roughly four ...
An extensive Des Plaines River flood plan unveiled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...
11,000 acres of wetlands, natural habitat part of newly unveiled flood-control plan for Des Plaines River.
Chronically flooded Des Plaines River to get corralled by levees, wetlands -- for $400 million
Des Plaines River flood plan calls for new levees, wetlands, dam removal
Army Corp of Engineers releases flood plan for Des Plaines River -
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RDWK today -NOW- NB Lagrange Rd at the Des Plaines River- it's jammed
Hey Let's drown in the Des Plaines River before school tomorrow.
TRAFFIC ALERT I 55 Northbound Disabled vehicle just past the Des Plaines River bridge MM 245. Traffic almost at a stand still. NIFG 4804
Just got home from a day with Parker Joy. We had fun. It was a lot for one day. I took her to the children's museum after a breakfast of pancakes. Then we were going to the Brookfield Zoo..She did not want to go. She wanted to go back to the Des Plaines River in Riverside. She loves it there. After that, we stopped at my place in Berwyn and off to Haunted Trails for miniature golf, a ride on the roller coaster (that killed my back) and playing games inside (sponge bob square pants). Then McD's for a kids meal. What a day. It was fun and tiring for the old lady. Athi will be home by 5pm. Then dinner out. (Thank God) and bed for me. What a good day.
A suburban Chicago man made a grim discovery Tuesday afternoon when he found a body in the Des Plaines River police believe is that of missing 1-year-old Bryeon Hunter. Robert Larson of suburban Westchester told the Tribune he was kayaking on the river just north of 31st Street near the Brookfield Z...
A Westchester man who spent weeks searching the Des Plaines River found what likely is the body of a missing child allegedly slain by his mother and her boyfriend April 15, authorities said Tuesday.
NORTH RIVERSIDE, Ill. | Police in suburban Chicago say they've found a young boy's body in the Des Plaines River.
Police search Des Plaines River in Maywood for body of 1-year-old boy: Maywood police and Cook County sheriff’...
Des Plaines River communities on long road to flood recovery (Illinois River basin)
Gurnee begins cleanup as Des Plaines River recedes:
Better roll up my skinny jeans "Breaking news: Flooding closes Edens, Eisenhower, Kennedy expressways
my parents live in Des Plaines, just a half mile south of downtown & West side of river. Ugh. They only got a little water.
As water rises, so do fears Asian carp will escape Des Plaines River via
MT: The Des Plaines River is in my back yard! "Des Plaines River crests (+6.5 ft) Fri AM."
Des Plaines River Road in River Grove: via some of the flooding in my area
Omfg des plaines river is in front of my freaking house!!!
Video of Des Plaines River Road flooded in River Grove today
always hear about the des Plaines river flooding--what about the Fox River or the Kankakee? I bet they are causing panic too
Top story on news Widespread flooding closes expressways, ma… see more
The Des Plaines River at Riverside continues to rise, reaching 11.15 feet at 8:45 p.m.
As of 8pm, the Des Plaines River in Lincolnshire is at 16.27' & slowly rising. Crest expected at ~7am Friday, says
Flooding on the Des Plaines River in River Forest, Illinois: via
Neighbors and friends of a family in Des Plaines show up to help save their house along the river.…
I cant get over how high the Des Plaines river is. It made the whole forest a lake. First Ave is blocked off
enjoying the freezing water from the Des Plaines river in Prospect Heights
des plaines river close to record... Here is the proof!
The Des Plaines river here is causing lots of problems, thankfully my apt is dry.
At 7:45 p.m. the Des Plaines River at Riverside was at 10.98 ft. The National Weather Service now predicts the river will crest at 11.4 ft.
Never ever ever buy a house, rent an apt, park your bike, keep anything you hold dear within a mile of the des plaines river
The Des Plaines river in Lyons is about 3 inches from exploding into the street. That's not guna be pretty
500 to 1000 homes along Chain O’ Lakes could flood: A flood warning remains in effect for the Des Plaines River...
Geez... It looks like when the Des Plaines river would flood by my grandparents house
everyone pray for whose house is surrounded and flooded by the Des Plaines River
Flooded Des Plaines river keeping us from getting home
I saw cars floating down the street next to the Des Plaines River on my way home today O.O
Some video of how high the Des Plaines River has risen from
My car is in a repair shop.. My family and me all stop and look at eachother it's near des plaines river my car might be towed? 😦
Just spoke to a civil engineer with IDOT here at Touhy Ave, a new record level for the Des Plaines River.
Sweet lord, someone please tell me where to cross the Des Plaines River.
The Des Plaines River from the Metra track on Union Pacific West near River Forest
Couldn't get home since the des plaines river is flooded.
Who even needs Oakton pool anymore since the whole town is now the river bed of the Des Plaines river.
Yeah, I have to be in by 8am. I won't miss this commute, that's for sure. I need to get over the des plaines river...
WOW. I have never seen the Des Plaines River this high. Ever. It's a lake now.
Why flooding is tamer than in years past in Gurnee: Volunteers have filled sandbags and the Des Plaines River is...
Des Plaines River at Riverside now up to 10.64 feet as of 4:45 p.m., still predicted to crest at 11.1 feet Friday morning.
There goes the neighborhood. Pics from just down the street. We are so lucky.
6 inches of rain in Carol Stream, moderate flooding on the Des Plaines River in Gurnee.
NWMC offices closed today due to the flooding Des Plaines River. Be safe and stay dry.
Des Plaines River searched for missing toddler
Creek spilled its banks. Des Plaines River is flooded. Roads are closed. Does this mean I live on an island right now?
Searchers drag Des Plaines River for body of slain Joliet woman: JOLIET — Firefighters...
Coyote pack chasing pets smashes door of home in Chicago suburb By Emily Florez, A pack of coyotes chasing after a puppy broke several panes of glass in the door of a home in a suburb of Chicago Friday as they tried to chase the dog into the house. "I've never seen anything quite like this," Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel said of the attack on South Herbert Road, Riverside, about a mile from the Des Plaines River. Dog owner Roger Nelson said it was about 4 a.m. when he let his three dogs -- a beagle, a golden retriever and a German shepherd puppy -- out into the yard. He said his pups barely made it out of the door when the pack of coyotes came charging. The coyotes -- Nelson said there were four of them -- came from the bushes and easily cleared a fence. That's about a three-and-a-half foot fence. I mean, they jumped it, no issues at all," he said. Nelson said he hurried the dogs back inside. They made it, but the coyotes didn't let up. "[They were] just standing up on their back as ...
Finally Some Good Waterway News: Rare freshwater shrimp were discovered in the Des Plaines River this summer, which...
Unusual shrimp spotted in Des Plaines River - -
Unusual shrimp spotted in Des Plaines River: Ecologists say they've found several dozen shrimp in the...
Check this out from my friends at the Lake County Forest Preserves ... their ecologists have found freshwater shrimp in the Des Plaines River!
More interesting ecological news from Lake County Forest Preserves. Freshwater shrimp found in Des Plaines River.
The Des Plaines River The recorded history of Chicago, and the Des Plaines River which has had a vital part in its growth, began in 1673. Father Marquette and Louis Joliet, returning from their discovery and exploration of the Mississippi, had been told by Indians of a short-cut to Lake Michigan. So they paddled up the Illinois and Des Plaines Rivers to the Chicago Portage and thence to the lake. LaSalle and his voyageurs commanded by Tonty were the next white men to chronicle travels across the portage and on the Des Plaines. However, Chicago had been a crossroads and the Des Plaines an artery of travel since prehistoric times. From Channahon to Wisconsin there used to be manmade mounds, singly or in groups, along the river. From artifacts and skeletons found in them it has been determined that most of those in Cook County were built by two ancient races of Indians. A few were effigy mounds typical of those found in Wisconsin and the copper regions near Lake Superior. The others were types common along t ...
Chicago's First Train stops in "Austinville" at the "Six Mile House Saloon" c 1848. Note: the Pioneer is now on display at the Chicago History Museum. From "Early Austin", 1944: The Galena and Chicago Union Railroad chartered in 1836, did not become an actuality until November 20, 1848. Chicago's first locomotive, the "Pioneer," was run out of Chicago on wooden rails with a strip of iron on top, to a point near the Des Plaines River, 10 miles west of the city. The complete distance was covered in about an hour, and on the return trip the first shipment of wheat to reach Chicago by railroad was transferred from a farmer's wagon on the banks of the Des Plaines and shipped to the city. It is said that the "Pioneer" stopped at Six-Mile House, later known as the village of Austinville, although there was no station at the time. After the road became the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, Austin's first depot was opened to service April 24, 1866. [
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Paradise pup in Des Plaines on River Road. Kuma's on Belmont.
Ran 6 miles in 1 hour and 6 mins and felt good. Beautiful day on the Des Plaines River Trail - upper 30's and sunny...
Playing a show in Des Plaines, IL at 9:00 PM today at River Casino
A sheet of cracking ice on the Des Plaines river.
Found an article for student about heminway and a pal in highschool beating up some people while camping on the des plaines river
Snowy 15K run on the Des Plaines River trail. Fastest training run at that distance. 1st long run of the new year. Off to a good start.
Try something different this weekend... like surfing with your alpaca in Lake Michigan or Des Plaines river hee,...
LOST - Joliet, Il Black Short haired female missing Dec 17, 2012. Declawed front paws, back paws still clawed. Spayed. Has no collar, but is exibiting scabbing on her undercoat on her skin. Most likely seen on McDonough St. by Des Plaines River bridge in the West Park area. Please contact me when you see her, she needs medication!
Des Plaines River canoe marathon founder dies at 86
Historical Photo of the Week: View from the Lockport Lock looking south towards the Des Plaines River on Dec. 28, 1907.
Connected to the less developed Indian Boundary Trail the Des Plaines Trail conts to run along the Des Plaines River. a
Realized I had ANOTHER bad dream about me drowning in the Des Plaines River last night .. Why?
Very cool run on the Des Plaines River Trail. Wooded linear greenway amongst urban detritus. Reminded me of Germany.
Nah... i'm not jealous my buddy caught a fish.
It is decided... kayaking the Des Plaines River today.
Great volunteer work by and on the Des Plaines River
Did I just see an eagle flying across I-355 around Des Plaines River? Believe so.
My evenings runs are now made after sunset, which takes me off the Plaines River Trail and into the surrounding neighborhoods - Rats!
Recently, employees from the Lafarge North America Chicago aggregates team participated in their third annual river cleanup on the local Des Plaines River. The
The 2012 Fall Festival at the Forest Preserve District's River Trail Nature Center in Northbrook was a huge success. Situated in a sugar maple basswood forest, along the Des Plaines River, River Trail is one of the best places in the county to enjoy the beauty of fall colors. Visitors came to see the spectacular autumn display, rivaling the woods of the Northeast and stayed for a full day of fun, with beekeeping demonstrations, fall color walks, puppet shows, a barn dance hoedown, birds of prey demonstrations, a voyageur encampment, our craft corner, pumpkin painting, hayrides and even our own delicious FPDCC River Trail wildflower honey (made by local bees from our native woodland wildflowers, tree flowers and native prairie plants).
I have seen sights just as beautiful as this one on the bike trail that runs near the Des Plaines River by Oakton and Thatcher.
Great news yesterday - Governor Quinn announced the Illinois Dam Initiative where DNR, Cook County Forest Preserves and other partners will remove dams on the Des Plaines River (8), Chicago River (4), Fox River (1 - BlckbryCr), and the Vermilion R (2). This will open up mile of streams, improve safety, water quality and fish passage. Better fishing too...
Girlfriend's 5 1/2 year old daughter was the fishing star of the day with a 14" largemouth bass from the Des Plaines River! Caught on a Chatterbait. Way to go Hailey!
Click here for Wednesday's column about stocking smallmouth bass at the recently removed Hofmann Dam on the Des Plaines River; below is a bit of a journey via photos.
Honors went to Dale Penkava. The 78-year-old from North Riverside carried and released the first of 126 broodstock smallmouth bass, tagged with No. 367 by streams biologists Steve Pescitelli, on Tuesday into the Des Plaines River near the site of the former Hofmann Dam. The
Removal of dam has transformed Des Plaines River - Chicago Sun-Times
"I asked professors who teach the meaning of life to tell me what is happiness/ And I went to famous executives who boss the work of thousands of men/ They all shook their heads and gave me a smile/ As though I were trying to fool with them/ And then one Sunday afternoon I just wandered out, along the Des Plaines River/ And I saw a crowd of Hungarians under the trees/ With their women and children and a keg of beer and an accordian."
I brought the video camera with on a 75 mile bike ride along Millennium, North Shore, and Des Plaines River trails (Lake County IL). The full video is 29 min...
A beautiful afternoon kayaking the Des Plaines River. I could do that every single day.
Northern pike action is heating up on the Des Plaines River. Visit the WCF Des Plaines River forum:...
Tessa, the dog, is no longer invited to go in the canoe. After work Claudia dropped Tessa and me off at the Des Plaines River for a short paddle. She was constantly quivering and fidgeting because of her extreme desire to be running thorough the surrounding woods. When she saw the big buck at the rivers edge, she jumped into the water, swam to the edge and ripped into the woods. Five minutes later, she did come back, wet and muddy, she got back in the boat so she could fidget and quiver through the rest of the trip.
Workout: Running 4 Miles, 35m 56s Finally! A pace of less than 9 min/mile ... just barely, but I'll take it! What a beautiful evening to run along the Des Plaines River trail. I added a half mile at the beginning and end just to enjoy the weather and the scenery longer.
Help clean up the Des Plaines River and enjoy a morning in your local forest preserves. 
Join Openlands and partners Saturday September 15, 2012, to do volunteer activities along the Des Plaines River...
Have class now,foot surgery later. Sweat Lodge Ceremony Friday night. I hope the surgery doesn't interfere with a planned hike I've thought about for Labor day. 32 miles down the Des Plaines River and trail. It probably will. So I wish all my FB people a good and safe Labor Day WkD.
Great Ride today!!! 20 miles on Des Plaines River trail!
Here is some interesting history about Brighton Park. Brighton Park took its name from the Brighton neighborhood of Boston, MA which was famed for its cattle market. Brighton Park was incorporated as a village in 1851 and annexed into the City of Chicago in 1889[1] (some earlier maps show the north section of the neighborhood as part of Cicero, Illinois[2]). It was formed originally near the intersection of the Blue Island Plank Road, now Western Avenue, and the old portage trail between the Chicago River and the Des Plaines River, a trail that eventually evolved into Archer Road, now Archer Avenue, which is now the main thoroughfare through Brighton Park. In 1855, Chicago mayor "Long" John Wentworth built the Brighton Park horse racetrack (whose name conveniently alluded to the more famous Brighton Racecourse in England) directly east of the village, in what is now the Chicago Park District's McKinley Park.
Remember when you hid in Des Plaines River
In 1986, the Des Plaines River flooded, putting over a foot of water in neighborhood basements. One house did not flood because it had a flood control system...
David ROCK Nelson yesterday(Sun. 4-29-12) at Des Plaines River, tells why most "Slasher" movies are "Crud" & how the "Legendary" horror/mystery Director-Prod...
Scientists dump red dye in portions of Des Plaines River in Asian Carp study
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