| 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...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 9:09 PM
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...
| 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...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:42 PM
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...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 5:56 AM
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...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 6:26 AM
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...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 4:49 AM
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...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:45 PM
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...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 2:36 PM
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....
| 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 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...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:45 PM
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...