| Jul 12, 2014
| 8:37 PM
A Berwyn man pulled from Lake Michigan earlier this week has died, authorities said.
The man, identified as Israel Espinoza, 48, was pronouned dead at 7 a.m. Friday at Weiss Memorial Hospital after being pulled from the lake late Thursday night near...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:52 PM
A 20-year-old man died this afternoon after being pulled from Lake Michigan on the North Side, authorities said.
The victim’s identity has not been made public but it happened in the 1000 block of West Pratt Boulevard, according to the Cook County...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 2:37 PM
A 16-year-old boy who drowned after falling off rocks along Lake Michigan on the North Side, despite efforts by his friends to pull him out of the water, has been identified, authorities said.
An autopsy today determined Gyron Webb, of the 1400 block of...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 9:04 PM
The flow of sand on the southernmost tip of Lake Michigan is out of balance, creating serious erosion in some places and too much sand in others, experts say.
After decades of treating the problem at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in a more or less...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 3:04 PM
A body pulled from Lake Michigan last night near Navy Pier is possibly a 27-year-old woman who went missing during a boating mishap May 31 that also claimed the life of a Chicago attorney, authorities said.
An autopsy determined the woman, in her 20s,...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 6:54 PM
Entrepreneur Beau D’Arcy paints a romantic picture when talking about his latest venture, a floating entertainment complex called Breakwater Chicago.
“When you’re on Breakwater, you have the ability to have a great dinner, a glass of...
| Apr 30, 2014
Wauconda is inching closer to Lake Michigan water.
Despite a collapse in negotiations in the fall, the Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency Board of Directors voted unanimously recently to restart negotiations with Wauconda to access Lake...
| May 30, 2014
| 2:59 PM
The Lake County Forest Preserves received a call about a swath of the Fort Sheridan lake bluff that had collapsed into Lake Michigan after the heavy rains earlier this week.
But when Jim Anderson, the forest preserves' natural resource manager,...
| May 12, 2014
| 5:55 AM
Teen "truth or dare" has taken on a digital twist on the North Shore, where a challenge spread through social media has prompted school officials to warn that the stunt could be dangerous.
In the fad, sometimes referred to as the "cold water challenge,"...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Lake Forest officials say they hope to reopen the city's first and oldest park to the public by Memorial Day.
Closed since Labor Day, Forest Park, which officials say is one of the last remaining green spaces along Lake Michigan, got a handful of...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 3:53 PM
The New Lenox Village Board bade farewell to two volunteer committees during a Monday night meeting.
Both committees — the Economic Development Committee and the Performing Arts Committee — came together at a time when planning for the...
| Feb 13, 2014
Letters to the editor from Mount Prospect, Winnetka, Wilmette, Northbrook and Arlington Heights.
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California is in the midst of its worse drought in centuries. The Midwest and the northeastern part of our country are overrun with snow...