| May 29, 2012
"One woman. One Great Lake. One great cause."
In her attempt to become the first person to row – yes row – the 1,500 mile perimeter of Lake Michigan, 27-year-old Jenn Gibbons will be completely self-sufficient. She’ll pack 210...
| Jul 18, 2012
Sauk Village officials are working on an emergency plan and might provide residents with bottled water in response to a report that says the well water in the small south suburb is contaminated, the mayor said Tuesday night.
About 250 residents...
| 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"...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 9:58 AM
Chicago rowing coach and charity founder Jenn Gibbons plans to continue her 1,500-mile rowing journey around the perimeter of Lake Michigan after surviving a sexual assault that took place in her rowboat on Sunday.
“Quitting is an option,”...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 9:51 PM
A 16-year-old boy pulled from Lake Michigan on the South Side Thursday night died Friday afternoon, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
Romero Roundtree was pronounced dead at 5:30 p.m. at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, a...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 10:57 AM
Sauk Village business owners learned this morning they would probably have to obtain alternate water for dish washing and food preparation in the wake of reports that the municipal water supply is contaminated.
But Village Manger Henrietta Turner, who...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 4:10 PM
A Chicago woman attempting to row the 1,500 mile perimeter of Lake Michigan in a fundraising effort to support breast cancer survivors was sexually assaulted in her rowboat early Sunday, police said.
Jenn Gibbons, 27, was attacked on her 700-pound...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 2:35 PM
CHICAGO -- Rowing coach and charity founder Jenn Gibbons says she plans to continue her 1,500-mile rowing journey around the perimeter of Lake Michigan after surviving a sexual assault in her rowboat Sunday.
"Quitting is an option," said Gibbons, who...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 1:57 PM
A man in his 60s who was pulled from the waters of Lake Michigan by lifeguards this afternoon near North Avenue Beach has died, authorities said.
The unidentified man is believed to be in his 60s and was pronounced dead at 2:31 pm. at Northwestern...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 6:23 PM
A girl who was screaming for help was pulled from Lake Michigan off Rogers Park this evening and was in good condition, a Fire Department spokesman said.
The girl was rescued near Eastlake Terrace at 7500 North along the lakefront a little before 8 p.m.,...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 2:07 PM
Grand Valley State University's Annis Water Resources Institute will team up with the Lake Express high-speed ferry service for "Lakers on Lake Michigan." The collaboration will provide an open house during which visitors can take special excursions on...
| May 14, 2012
| 3:09 PM
Chicago police pulled a man's body from Lake Michigan south of North Avenue Beach this afternoon.
Chicago Fire Department rescuers and the Police Marine Unit were dispatched to near 1500 N. Lake Shore Drive about 2:30 p.m., and the Marine Unit pulled a...