District Says Residents Can Keep Docks

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. At a meeting Thursday, the district board also said the docks need to be brought up to code and the owners will have to pay fees of an undetermined amount.

The amount of the fees will be worked out in the coming months and the money that's collected will go toward improvements along the river.

The district had sued dock owners for building on the agency's property.

The issue of private docks along the river took on new urgency in the wake of a fatal Lincoln Park porch collapse in Chicago in June.

The district is concerned about liability because the docks are built on their property.