| May 7, 2013
| 4:44 AM
VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. – Government regulators and the operators of a nuclear power plant are trying to figure out why several gallons of radioactive water leaked into Lake Michigan over the weekend.
The Palisades nuclear power plant remains...
| May 10, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Nearly 4000 cyclists from all over the country are expected to ride the scenic 51-mile Zoo de Mack on Saturday, May 18.
The 24th annual Zoo de Mack bicycle tour leaves Saturday morning from Boyne Highlands and winds its way through the scenic Tunnel of...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 5:59 PM
A federal jury didn't hear from prosecutors about toxic chemicals in the drinking water of south suburban Crestwood. Or about higher-than-normal cancer rates in the working-class village.
But on Monday, the jury ensured that the only public official...
| May 5, 2013
| 8:50 PM
A kayaker who had fallen off his craft was rescued from the frigid waters of Lake Michigan this afternoon by Chicago Police Department Marine Unit divers on the Near South Side.
A fisherman spotted the man clinging to his kayak about 3:20 p.m. near...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 6:21 AM
The spring has been cold and wet not only for anglers, but for the fish they are angling for.
The steelhead fishing in some rivers has been slowed a bit by this cold spring, says Heather Hettinger, Department of Natural Resources fisheries management...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 6:24 PM
Crestwood's former water supervisor may have signed public documents that concealed the use of a contaminated well, but she was merely a clerk who took orders from top village officials, one of her attorneys told a federal jury Tuesday.
| Apr 11, 2013
| 9:50 PM
A state inspector visiting south suburban Crestwood in 2007 had a question for one of its top water officials: How could the village have pumped out more water than it had claimed to purchase from nearby Alsip?
Certified water operator Frank Scaccia...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 6:25 AM
HARBOR SPRINGS — Thanks to quick action from many area emergency response agencies, Saturday afternoon, a kayaking excursion into the frozen harbor of Harbor Springs had a happy outcome.
The Harbor Springs Police Department responded to a call of...
| May 25, 2012
| 4:35 AM
If a Lake Michigan beach is closed due to bacteria levels, people who swam the day before are the ones who should worry. It takes …...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 4:35 PM
By Will Mendelson/Medill News Service After striking an iceberg 375 miles south of Newfoundland, it took less than three hours for the legendary Titanic to …...
| Mar 23, 2012
The country cousin to Lake County's more affluent suburbs, Lindenhurst is a village nestled among the lakes, forest preserves and parks that its residents cherish.
Except for the families who farmed this area for generations, people settled in "Lindy"...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 6:17 AM
Visiting Brown County State Park and climbing sand dunes on Lake Michigan have been named two of the “Top 10 Things for Families to do in Indiana” by family travel website Trekaroo.com.
Trekaroo praises Brown County State Park for its...