Libby Hill on The Chicago River

  • 11/08/2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago


  • Program only, does not include the meal.
  • Speaker and speaker's guest; event administrator, A/V technician

Registration is closed

November Luncheon

Libby Hill on the Chicago River

You may go over it or under it or on it. Perhaps you have shuddered at the thought of going in it. You have seen it green in the early spring. You have surely seen it from above, in dramatic footage shot from drones. It is the Chicago River … and this Caxton luncheon will help you see it in a whole new way.

Speaker Libby Hill will portray the river in a generously illustrated presentation that reveals its natural and unnatural history. She will explore its role in Chicago’s development, the abuses it has endured, the engineering that has reshaped its role, and the efforts to reclaim it. Be prepared to be surprised as we dip beneath the surface.

Hill, a former librarian and college instructor, is the author of The Chicago River. She is a much sought after speaker and an energetic preservation activist.

Oh, and there will be books available to be purchased and signed!

November 8 Luncheon: Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Boulevard. Buffet opens at 11:30 am; program 12:30-1:30. Luncheon is $35. Program free but please let us know you’re coming. Reservations or cancellations for lunch by noon Wednesday the week of the luncheon. Reserve at, call 312-255-3710, or e-mail

211 South Clark Street,
PO Box 2329,
Chicago IL 60604

Tel: +1 (312) 255-3710