Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Chicago River
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CHICAGO RIVER, a stream in the city of Chicago, which formerly emptied into Lake Michigan, but which, by the construction of the Chicago Drainage canal, has reversed its direction. The Illinois and Michigan canal connects the Chicago river at Bridgeport with the Illinois river at La Salle, a distance of about 100 miles.