WGN's Lourdes Duarte to Emcee Big Fish Ball

Lourdes Duarte of WGN News.

WGN's Lourdes Duarte, co-anchor of the Early Evening News, will be our special emcee at the 17th Annual Big Fish Ball on May 29. At the gala – our largest fundraising event of the year – hundreds of dedicated river advocates, civic leaders, and policy makers will gather to celebrate our shared action and advocacy for the Chicago-Calumet River system and its tributary streams.

Reserve your tickets now.

Also at the gala, Friends will honor the recipients of the Chicago River Blue Awards, which celebrate the highest achievement in river-sensitive designs for the protection and improvement of the Chicago-Calumet River system and surrounding watersheds. The evening will conclude with a beautiful After Party Cruise on the Chicago River.

The Big Fish Ball will be at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk hotel along the Main Stem of the Chicago River.

A special thank you to our nearly 20 Big Fish Ball sponsors whose generosity makes the celebration and our work to improve and restore the river possible.