Friends of the Chicago River hosted its 8th Annual Big Fish Ball on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. This annual fundraising event was held along the river on the Merchandise Mart’s Riverside Drive between the Wells Street and Franklin Street bridges. Unique river-centric spectacles and surprises were part of this one-of-a-kind gala benefitting the river. Governor Patrick Quinn, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, former Mayor Richard M. Daley, and Maestro Riccardo Muti, Music Director, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, were the Honorary Co-Chairs. And Barbara Morse-Quinn the 2013 Gala Chair.