| Aug 29, 2011
| 3:36 PM
The body of a 23-year-old Valparaiso University student was found today in Lake Michigan one day after he was last seen swimming in high waves at Porter Beach, Indiana officials said.
The body of Rayan Sami A Bochari was found at 4:30 p.m. after U.S....
| May 27, 2011
| 6:04 PM
As beaches officially open this weekend, health officials are using cutting-edge computer systems, frequent water testing and even specially trained dogs to monitor water quality and keep Lake Michigan safe for swimming.
Communities across the country...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 3:28 PM
At least seven deaths in the Chicago area may be connected to the winter storm.
Man pullled from lake
A man's body was pulled from Diversey Harbor early this morning at the height of the storm, several hours after rescuers ftried to find him to pull...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 4:02 PM
A driver suspected of shooting at another car on U.S. Interstate 80 last week was arrested this afternoon after firing at a semi during a police chase in Montgomery County, Ind., officials said.
Police began chasing the suspect's car -- a stolen Dodge...
| Mar 5, 2011
| 12:47 PM
Just 11 students make up the entire 7th grade in Lake County's Rondout School District 72, where the lone school has but 161 students.
The cost to taxpayers: $23,449 per child, the highest of all elementary districts in Illinois, the most recent data...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 3:23 PM
About 20,000 homes and businesses served by Commonwealth Edison Co. were without power this afternoon in the wake of severe thunderstorms that pelted the Chicago area with golf ball-size hailstones, disrupted Metra service for hours in the far northern...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 3:54 PM
A Chicago teenager who police believed accidentally killed another teen from Chicago during a fight at an Indiana beach turned himself in this afternoon to authorities in Laporte County, officials said.
Kevin Kennelly, 17, was pronounced dead just before...
| Oct 25, 2010
| 12:39 PM
The Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office arrested two suspects last week, and believe they may be serial burglars. The two have already confessed to 50 burglaries in the last month alone.
They say thousands of dollars in stolen property was found....
| Oct 30, 2010
| 7:19 PM
Bill Smith sends this warning to Florida's teachers, students and parents: If you think indoor-air quality in public schools is bad now, just wait a few years.
It could get a lot worse, said Smith, president of the state group representing school-...
| Nov 5, 2009
You have to love the sidewalks.
They are neatly laid out in right angles, a conventional concrete grid that would fit in perfectly in the most cookie cutter of suburban subdivisions.Except that there is no subdivision.
The sidewalks stretch out into...
| Sep 10, 2009
It's not Christmas, and it's not Chicago's birthday. So what's with the great big gift that has just been plunked down on our proverbial doorstep?
Look at it, all wrapped in forest and swooping goldfinches: a huge chunk of undeveloped lakefront land...
| Jun 25, 2009
Searching for a beautiful and fragile natural habitat for a nice eco-tourism jaunt? If you can't make it to a rain forest, consider the ravines of the North Shore.
A defining geological feature of the north suburban lakefront, the ravines do far more...