Plans announced to improve Chicago, Calumet river access

August 7, 2013 3:34:21 PM PDT
There is a new effort to improve the quality of and public access to the Chicago and Calumet area rivers.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was on hand Wednesday afternoon as plans for the Chi-Cal Rivers Fund were announced.

"I do believe that the Chicago River is the next recreation frontier for the City of Chicago," said Mayor Emanuel.

Organizers say the public- private partnership will award grants to help improve storm water management, habitat and public uses along waterways.

They're committed to spending $2.4 million over the next three years.

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