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Chicago outdoors: Big government

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Click here for Sunday's column about how central big government has been to conservation issues around Chicago outdoors--Chicago River to Wolf Lake to the Kankakee River.

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Without the Clean Water Act, for example, the Chicago River would still be just a sewer. Instead it has become a fishing spot and place to paddle and row; with even talk of swimming in it soon.

That's a product of big government.

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Such a turnaround:
It was a while back, while bicycling on the CCFP's bike trail through Lansing Woods and North Creek Meadow, that I came to pause in front of a trail's sign and read of the river otters now residing in North Creek.
Hmm...
After the moment's stand I continued on the pedal;
with a musing grin to the wind.

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