Emergency officials converge at Porter Beach in Northwest Indiana Monday when a mysterious substance was discovered in the water. (CBS)

Surfer: Chemical Slicks Common On NW Indiana Beaches

“It’s been a dirty week for Lake Michigan,” said Basil Tydings, an East Coast transplant who frequently surfs and rides a stand-up paddleboard in the lake.



‘Chemical’ In Office Mail Turns Out To Be Talcum Powder

Two people were worried they had been exposed to a strange chemical in an office building downtown, but it turned out to be talcum powder.

CBS Chicago–04/01/2011

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State Debates Ban On Chemical BPA In Plastics

The debate is back on over the safety of a chemical used in food containers.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2011

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Study: Chicago Tap Water Contains Cancer-Causing Metal

There’s a new scientific study in the news that says alarming amounts of a cancer-causing metal have been found in Chicago drinking water. CBS 2′s Vince Gerasole reports.

CBS 2–12/20/2010

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Elderly Man Tosses Chemical On Neighbor’s Trees

A tempestuous relationship between two north suburban neighbors that has reportedly spanned a quarter of a century led to a disorderly-conduct charge.