• Phillip Capper

In anticipation of the 20th anniversary of Chicago River Day on May 12, the Friends of the Chicago River are accepting stories about the waterway. They’re seeking “voices from all aspects of the river’s history from bridge tenders to fishermen, kayakers and admirers to tell the story of what the Chicago River means to you.” Selected pieces will be published on the Friends’ website, and the best displayed in the Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum. Submissions should be e-mailed to mayala@chicagoriver.org by January 15.