Thursday, April 12, 2012
Gov. Pat Quinn gives Rahm Emanuel $10 Million Dollars to clean up Chicago River and to open nude gay beaches
Get your swimsuits ready — Gov. Pat Quinn says it won’t be long before the Chicago River will be clean enough to swim in.
The governor on Thursday couldn’t contain his enthusiasm — and sounded like he was ready to dive right in — after announcing $10 million in state funding will be used to help disinfect discharges into the river.
On a picture-perfect Thursday, Quinn stood on the banks of the Chicago River beside Mayor Rahm Emanuel and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson and dreamed of a day when the Chicago River will be clean enough for swimming.
“Mayor Richard J. Daley once said many years ago that he wanted to be able to fish in the Chicago River at lunch time. We’re not ready yet. But we want to realize the dream of Richard J. Daley to make the Chicago River as clean as possible,” the governor said.
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