Ill. adds $10 million to Chicago River cleanup fund

By on April 16, 2012

The state of Illinois announced recently that it would contribute $10 million to an effort to disinfect sewage bound for the Chicago River and make the waterway safer and more accessible for recreation, according WBBM Newsradio, a local CBS affiliate.

The contribution is small compared to the $425 million price tag some have estimated for a complete cleanup, but it’s a sign that the river is increasingly seen as a potential environmental and tourism asset instead of a sewer pipe.

Read more at CBS Chicago.

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About Jeff Gillies

Jeff Brooks-Gillies has written about science, energy and the environment for going on 10 years. He's a native Michigander who, after a stint in Colorado, lives in Indianapolis with his wife and two kids.

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