Riverbank Restoration

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We share what you had to say about a controversial plan that would cut down 14 acres of trees along the Chicago River near Horner Park in Ald. Deborah Mell's ward to save the river's west bank from erosion in tonight’s viewer feedback.

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North Side residents are battling a plan to clear-cut 14 acres of trees along the Chicago River from Irving Park Road to Montrose Avenue. The Army Corps of Engineers and the Chicago Park District say the Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration plan will restore the riverbank by Horner Park. But opponents want the native old-growth trees left alone for the $6.5 million project.