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  • Most Chicagoans OK with Lucas museum spot

    Most Chicagoans OK with Lucas museum spot
    Much has been made of Mayor Rahm Emanuel offering lakefront land to "Star Wars" creator George Lucas for a museum and the pushback from open-space advocates opposed to the site, but a Chicago Tribune poll found that many city voters don't think it matters where the structure goes.
  • Winnetka bans coal tar-based sealants

     Winnetka bans coal tar-based sealants
    Undeterred by a contingent of pavement industry representatives who argued their product is safe, the Winnetka Village Council voted to ban the use of coal tar-based sealants. With trustees voting 4-1 late night on Aug. 19, Winnetka becomes the second...

    400,000 in Ohio without drinking water

    400,000 in Ohio without drinking water
    Testing of water for toxins in Toledo, Ohio, continued on Sunday as some 400,000 people remained without safe drinking water for a second day following the discovery of high toxin levels from algae on Lake Erie. Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins said some...

    Man dies after being pulled from Lake Michigan

    Man dies after being pulled from Lake Michigan
    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...

    How big can Lake Michigan waves get?

    Dear Tom, How big can waves get on Lake Michigan? — James Johnston, Waukegan Dear James, Even in "favorable" weather conditions, waves on Lake Michigan can build to surprisingly great heights. Waves grow as the momentum of moving air is...