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  • Audiobooks for running

    Audiobooks for running
    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...
  • Winnetka approves engineering study on Willow Road tunnel project

    Winnetka approves engineering study on Willow Road tunnel project
    Winnetka resident Vicki Apatoff says that over the past decade, she has helped her neighbors clean up their flooded basements. During a Jan. 21 village board meeting, Apatoff told trustees that she believes that the board and village staff has yet to...
  • Local Voices North: Feb. 13 edition

    Local Voices North: Feb. 13 edition
    Letters to the editor from Mount Prospect, Winnetka, Wilmette, Northbrook and Arlington Heights. Share the snow California is in the midst of its worse drought in centuries. The Midwest and the northeastern part of our country are overrun with snow...
  • Report proposes engineering marvel to stop Asian carp

     Report proposes engineering marvel to stop Asian carp
    Blocking Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes could require an engineering marvel that rivals the reversal of the Chicago River more than a century ago, according to a new federal study that promises to reignite a fierce debate about the region's...
  • Woman rescued from Lake Michigan

    Woman rescued from Lake Michigan
    A 31-year-old woman was rescued by firefighters this morning from the frigid waters of Lake Michigan on the North Side. It was not known how she got in the water but firefighters from an engine company were able to pluck her out about 7 a.m. in the 3700...
  • Police form human chain to hoist man from Lake Michigan

    Police form human chain to hoist man from Lake Michigan
    A 20-year-old man is in critical condition after being pulled from Lake Michigan near the Adler Planetarium early this morning. Police said the man had apparently been walking on the ice when he slipped and fell through about 2:40 a.m. in the 800...
  • Ice-covered lakes may be bottling arctic cold for spring

    Ice-covered lakes may be bottling arctic cold for spring
    With March just days away, Chicagoans can’t be blamed for looking forward to the disappearance of the polar vortex. But be warned: with the Great Lakes more ice-covered than they have been in decades, the latest blast of arctic chill is being...
  • X Games medalist snowboards on Lake Michigan

    X Games medalist snowboards on Lake Michigan
    Red Bull athlete Louie Vito competed in the 2010 Winter Olympics; he’s an X Games medalist and an ESPN co-host. And he was in Chicago just a few weeks ago to take advantage of the snowy weather. (Hey, at least someone has found a positive side to...
  • Man rescued from Lake Michigan

    Man rescued from Lake Michigan
    A man was rescued from the frigid Lake Michigan water this afternoon on the south side, officials said. Fire Department personnel were called to the 7500 block of South Lake Shore Drive shortly before 4 p.m., Chicago Fire Department officials said....
  • Driver dies after car plunges into Lake Michigan

    Driver dies after car plunges into Lake Michigan
    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...
  • First snow by early next week?

    First snow by early next week?
    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...
  • Get lost on less than a tank

    Get lost on less than a tank
    Chicago-born author and environmentalist Sigurd F. Olson once wrote, "Wilderness to the people of America is a spiritual necessity, an antidote to the high pressure of modern life, a means of regaining serenity and equilibrium." For many of us, that...