| May 22, 2012
| 4:52 PM
Before families head to Lake Michigan for a day of fun at the beach, they will want to check a new Beach Hazard Statement the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids is launching Friday.
The alert will state water conditions in places like Holland,...
| May 23, 2012
| 10:02 AM
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, had dinner at upscale Mexican restaurant Mercadito Monday while in Chicago for NATO. And as you would expect, he had plenty of company.
Besides the Prince's table of seven, the large...
| May 25, 2012
| 1:48 PM
Dive teams found a body in Lake Michigan as they searched this morning for a freshman at St. Scholastica Academy who disappeared while swimming with two other students Thursday afternoon in Rogers Park.
Lexie Adu, 15, whose family immigrated from Ghana...
| May 26, 2012
| 12:14 AM
Chicago police and firefighters rescued three kayakers from Lake Michigan early Saturday morning.
Police received a "marine distress" call about 1 a.m., Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said. The three were kayaking in the...
| May 30, 2012
| 7:40 AM
The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended a search launched overnight after a fisherman on Wolf Lake reported hearing a pilot radio that he was making an emergency landing on water, officials said.
The Coast Guard, aided by a Chicago police helicopter,...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 8:12 AM
It may be an OK day to head to the beach on Lake Michigan, but stay out of the water
With a new product just released by the National Weather Service and issued for the first time today, the Beach Hazard Statement outlined by Meteorologists in Grand...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 8:13 AM
A 13-year-old from Grand Rapids died early Saturday morning after being rescued from Lake Michigan on Friday.
Coaches of the travel soccer team that Christian Ouding, 13, of Grand Rapids played for notified all the players that Ouding died early Saturday...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 6:10 AM
Much of the FOX 17 viewing area experienced a noisy start to Monday morning. Thunderstorms moved in from Lake Michigan around 7:00 A.M. near Big and Little Sable Points, and spread eastward through the rest of West Michigan during the morning.
| Jul 3, 2012
| 8:14 AM
Skokie officials last night unanimously approved a nearly 5 percent water rate hike, increasing average residential water bills by $1.73 a month.
The rate increase will cover the increased cost of delivering water to residents, officials said. It...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 6:59 PM
Crews searching for a missing Northern Indiana teen announced Monday that their mission has turned into a recovery mission.
The 15-year-old boy was swept away along Lake Michigan while swimming with friends Sunday night.
Coast guard crews spent...
| Mar 5, 2010
Cancer rates are "significantly elevated" in Crestwood, according to a new state report that focuses on a south suburb where residents unwittingly drank contaminated water for more than two decades.
Prompted by a Tribune investigation that revealed the...
| Apr 21, 2009
Gov. Pat Quinn is demanding answers from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency about why residents of south suburban Crestwood weren't notified that the village had pumped drinking water contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals for more than...