Annie Snider

Content by Annie Snider


The first of an estimated 200,000 pounds of dead, poisoned fish floated to the surface Thursday along a 6-mile stretch of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal near Romeoville.

Hundreds of workers braved the chilly winter temperatures to pluck the fish – mostly gizzard shad and common carp – from the water and send them to a nearby landfill.