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  •  close it indeed! - as far as i know .... (5+ / 0-)

    there is little if any commercial shipping need. its a tiny little locks...just some tourist view boating! so what in the world is their argument against closing it?

    (we're talking about the locks downtown next to navy pier right?)

    "There are no bad architectural styles, well except the boring ones." F.LL.W.

    by pdx kirk on Tue Apr 27, 2010 at 11:34:47 AM PDT

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    •  I think coal barges use it (1+ / 0-)
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      as well as tourists..

      "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others." - G. Marx

      by Skeptical Bastard on Tue Apr 27, 2010 at 12:56:31 PM PDT

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      •  I've never seen a coal barge use the lock (2+ / 0-)
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        at Navy Pier, at least not in the last 25 years.  Where would the coal be coming from, and where would it be going to?  All the buildings downtown stopped burning coal decades ago, and I thought all the industries along the Chicago River that once burned coal are now burning gas because of air quality issues.  Who is still burning coal?

        "I believe that ignorance is the root of all evil. And that no one knows the truth." - Molly Ivins

        by Involuntary Exile on Tue Apr 27, 2010 at 02:21:47 PM PDT

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