Great Lakes

Photo Of Spinning Wind Turbine. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Wind Turbines In The Middle Of Lake Michigan?

The Obama administration has paved the way for the placement of windmills out in the water in the Great Lakes.

WBBM Newsradio–03/30/2012

Asian Carp

Supreme Court Won’t Order Canal Closed To Halt Asian Carp

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to order the closure of locks on the Sanitary and Ship Canal to keep the Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012

Asian Carp

Environmental Groups: Close Sanitary And Ship Canal To Stop Asian Carp

Two environmentalist groups are the latest to call for a shutdown of the Sanitary and Ship Canal, so as to prevent the spread of the Asian carp into the Great Lakes.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn: ‘We’re Doing A Herculean Job’ To Halt Asian Carp

Gov. Pat Quinn disagrees with the contention that the only way to block the Asian carp from the Great Lakes is to close the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal.

CBS Chicago–09/01/2011

Asian Carp

States Continue Push To Close Sanitary & Ship Canal Over Asian Carp

Some Great Lakes States are putting pressure on the federal government to wall off the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal to stop the spread of Asian carp.

WBBM Newsradio–08/31/2011

Asian Carp

Court Rules Shipping Locks Won’t Be Closed To Stop Asian Carp

A federal appeals court has ruled that the Chicago shipping locks will not be closed in the interest of keeping the Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2011

Lake Michigan (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

EPA To Hire Unemployed For Great Lakes Cleanup Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to spend $6 million to hire the unemployed for Great Lakes cleanup projects.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2011


Free Safety Class Planned For Great Lakes Surfers

If you have the time to drive out to Holland, Mich., this weekend, you might want to take part in a surfer rescue and rip current awareness class — especially after the rough week on that side of Lake Michigan this week.

WBBM Newsradio–08/05/2011

Lake Michigan (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Study: Global Warming Damaging Great Lakes

Environmental activists have released a report that claims global warming is inflicting damage upon the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, other national parks lining the Great Lakes — and the region around them.

WBBM Newsradio–07/13/2011

Lake Michigan (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Report: Great Lakes Beaches Most Frequently Contaminated

An annual water quality report from the National Resources Defense Council found that Great Lakes beaches were the most frequently closed beaches in the nation because of contaminated water.

WBBM Newsradio–06/29/2011


Navy SEALs Who Killed Bin Laden Likely Started At Great Lakes

Members of the U.S. Navy SEAL team that killed Osama bin Laden would have started their training at Naval Station Great Lakes on the North Shore.

WBBM Newsradio–05/03/2011

Asian Carp

Durbin Joins Michigan In Fight Against Asian Carp

Lawmakers are reaching across borders to keep Asian Carp out of Lake Michigan.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2011

Lake Michigan (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Officials Warn Of Great Lakes Water Shortage

A federal analysis this week warned that the Great Lakes region could experience water shortages in some locations in coming years because of climate shifts or surging demand.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2011

Lake Michigan (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Panel OKs Nuclear Shipment On Great Lakes

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has approved a shipment of 16 scrapped power generators with radioactive contents across three of the Great Lakes.


Cabrini-Green Moving

Study: Many Moved Out Of Illinois In 2010

An annual study of where in this country people are moving from, and to, finds that Illinois and other Great Lakes states continue to be places more people want to see in their rearview mirrors.

WBBM Newsradio–01/05/2011

Asian Carp

Report: Asian Carp Advancing On Lake Michigan

Scientists say they have more proof the dreaded Asian carp is advancing on Lake Michigan.

CBS Chicago–01/05/2011

Lake Michigan (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Biologists Seek To Fight Lampreys With Smell

Great Lakes biologists hope to make progress in the fight against the invasive sea lamprey by taking advantage of the eel-like fish’s keen sense of smell.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2011

Asian Carp

Illinois Fishery Hopes To Cash In On Asian Carp

It wants to catch and sell them as “wild Mississippi River fish.”


Asian Carp

Asian Carp Foes Argue Before Federal Judge

Attorneys for and against closing Chicago-area shipping locks as a way to stop the spread of Asian carp are now making their final pitches to a federal judge.

CBS Chicago–10/18/2010

Lou Malnati's pizza. (credit:

Best Pizza In Chicago

If someone was visiting Chicago and asked what kind of food they’d have to try, the answer would undoubtedly be pizza.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2010