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Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 8:17 PM
By LeeAnn Trotter, BJ Lutz

City Gets $100M Loan to Finance Riverwalk Project

Mayor Rahm Emanuel calls the plan to develop six blocks of the riverfront, from State Street west to the three river branches, the city's "next recreational frontier." Read »

Monday, Oct 8, 2012 at 7:15 PM
By Lisa Balde

Chicago Unveils Riverwalk Expansion Plans

“The Chicago River is our second shoreline," Emanuel said in a statement. "“It is now time to celebrate this incredible waterway with the completion of the entire riverwalk project, from Lake Michigan to... Read »

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