There were news reports over the weekend that the Vermilion River west of Starved Rock State Park will reopen to paddlers this year.
The Vermilion, primarily because of this patch of water above, is considered the one quality rafting experience in Illinois.
Concern over safety issues near a low dam in another stretch of water caused the landowner, Buzzi Unicem mining company, to shut down the river last year.
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Chicago historically records surges of shootings on Memorial Day weekend with the unofficial start of summer.
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The victims were sitting in a parked car in the 4100 block of West Taylor Street when they were shot, police said.
The man was in the 1000 block of West 105th Street when he was fatally shot, police said.
The men were in the 600 block of West Barry Avenue, police said. Two were in good condition and one was in serious condition.