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Lake Michigan

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  • Save the beer: Climate change adds urgency to clean-water advocate's rallying cry

    Save the beer: Climate change adds urgency to clean-water advocate's rallying cry
    CHICAGO — On a recent evening, two inches of rain soaked the city, overwhelming the combined sewer system and forcing human waste into the Chicago River. It triggered an outfall sensor. Ian Hughes' iPhone chirped. New email. He clicked the link...
  • The war on invasive species in the Great Lakes

    The war on invasive species in the Great Lakes
    Beneath the serene waters of Lake Michigan and other Great Lakes, a war rages. It pits armies of invaders bent on establishing colonies against a dwindling force of native lake dwellers. The invaders — at least 56 organisms not native to the Great...
  • 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...
  • 3 rescued from Lake Michigan after storm overturns sailboat

    3 rescued from Lake Michigan after storm overturns sailboat
    Three men were pulled from Lake Michigan after their sailboat overturned Tuesday evening during a storm with high winds, officials said. The three were rescued by a Chicago Fire Department boat that had positioned itself near the mouth of Monroe Harbor...
  • Authorities: Body pulled from Lake Michigan 'possibly' missing woman

    Authorities: Body pulled from Lake Michigan 'possibly' missing woman
    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,...
  • Boy, 16, dies after falling off rocks along Lake Michigan

    Boy, 16, dies after falling off rocks along Lake Michigan
    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...
  • Man, 20, dies after being pulled from Lake Michigan

    Man, 20, dies after being pulled from Lake Michigan
    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...
  • Winnetka officials adopt stormwater plan

    Winnetka officials adopt stormwater plan
    After almost a year of planning, Winnetka lawmakers adopted the village's controversial "Stormwater Master Plan" - despite both claims the project could result in polluted stormwater getting into Lake Michigan and the results of a recent referendum on the...
  • New Lenox retires 2 volunteer panels

    New Lenox retires 2 volunteer panels
    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...
  • Half-century later, 'Kennedy Compromise' yields Lake Michigan erosion

    Half-century later, 'Kennedy Compromise' yields Lake Michigan erosion
    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...
  • Wauconda, agency to restart talks on Lake Michigan water

    Wauconda, agency to restart talks on Lake Michigan water
    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...
  • Chunk of Fort Sheridan bluff collapses into lake

    Chunk of Fort Sheridan bluff collapses into lake
    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,...