Young Angler Catches Rare American Eel at Chicago River Fishing Event

“While swimming in the river is unthinkable today, it’s important to remember that only a couple decades ago, fishing was not on the menu,” said Jen Walling, executive director of the Illinois Environmental Council, in a press release. “This event served as a great reminder of the progress we’ve made, as well as the potential of what the river has to offer.”

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