From the Chicago Tribune:

In response to efforts to clean up the Chicago River, top officials at the taxpayer-funded agency that handles Cook County’s sewage and stormwater have argued that the endeavor would waste money, cause global warming and lead to children drowning.

But after spending eight years and more than $13 million fighting tougher water-quality standards, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District is poised today to officially drop its long-standing opposition. Read more.