New boat launch named after former mayor

July 18, 2009 (CHICAGO) His son, the city's current mayor, was on hand for Saturday's dedication at 31st Street and South Western Avenue. He says his father loved to fish, and the new site helps fulfill a dream of his to see people fishing in the Chicago River.

The new boat launce is the only one for motorized boats on the river in Chicago. Its construction improves an abandoned railroad maintenance area.

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