| Dec 19, 2013
| 8:54 AM
Low temperatures in recent weeks have quickened the annual chill of Lake Michigan, growing sheets of ice a month earlier than usual, disrupting holiday plans for local cruise lines and bringing winter chores for harbor masters and industrial shippers....
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:46 PM
Lake Zurich officials learned recently that it could cost close to $43 million to bring Lake Michigan water to the town.
But even if officials choose to stay with the current groundwater system, village data shows the town still would have to spend...
| Dec 7, 2013
The Mokena Village Board has agreed to participate with Cook County, Oak Lawn and other communities in a major multi-year improvement project for the portion of the Lake Michigan water system that serves the village and some of its neighbors.
| Dec 2, 2013
New Lenox village residents will eventually have to dig deeper in to their pockets to pay the water bill.
The board of trustees voted 5-0 Nov. 25 to enter into a long-term agreement with the Village of Oak Lawn which supplies Lake Michigan water to...
| Dec 2, 2013
The Village of Palatine will provide water to a new retail development near Deer Park Town Center and in exchange will receive a portion of the sales tax dollars generated there.
"It'll definitely be some new money coming in for the Village of Palatine,...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:07 AM
It won't be as bone-chattering cold as today, but Thanksgiving could still be the chilliest in Chicago in nearly a quarter century.
The predicted high for Thursday is 31 degrees, which would make it the coldest Thanksgiving since a 27-degree high was...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Visitors to Glencoe might mistake the 1920s Spanish-revival style building along a lakeside bluff for an aging boathouse. But it's the Glencoe Water Filtration and Pumping Station, providing drinking water that in recent years was voted the best tasting...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 6:01 AM
A 64-year-old man died after his car plunged into Lake Michigan at Balbo Drive, and police say they are investigating whether he suffered a seizure.
The car had been crossing Lake Shore Drive at Balbo before it left the road and entered the water about...
| Oct 20, 2013
Have you seen AT&T's running-with-books TV commercial? Olympic marathoner Ryan Hall starts up “The Odyssey” audiobook on his smartphone and proceeds to listen and run for hours under a cloudless blue sky down a tree-lined country road, through...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 10:00 AM
A blast of Canadian air is expected to drop temperatures close to the freezing mark at the beginning of next week, and that could mean snow showers or something called graupel, a cross between hail and snow.
"Soft hail," explains National Weather...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 3:56 PM
A new village administrator will take the helm in Wauconda—where he will face decisions on key matters including Lake Michigan water and economic development.
The Wauconda board of trustees voted unanimously to hire Doug Maxeiner, 50, of Wauconda....
| Sep 26, 2013
| 4:03 PM
After being shunned by a regional agency Wednesday night, the village of Wauconda will have to work with another provider to get water from Lake Michigan.
At what was expected by at least some Wauconda officials to be merely a negotiations meeting,...