Mayor Rahm Emanuel Proposes Two Waterfront City Plan“The river was mentally and physically essentially walled off from the rest of the city,” says Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “Today, the walls have begun to come down and the river is a place Chicago comes together.”
Chicago Backs Plan To Protect Great Lakes From Asian CarpThe city has joined the Great Lakes Basin Partnership to Block Asian Carp, an initiative established this year.
It's Below Freezing In NW Indiana, But Surf's Up On Lake MichiganBattling the winter blues with some time out on Lake Michigan may sound impossible this time of year.
Coast Guard Rescues Boaters, Dogs Near WilmetteA de-masted 37-foot sailboat was unable to get back to Wilmette Harbor on Sunday, prompting a Coast Guard rescue response.
Sailboat, Wind Surfboard Capsize In Lake MichiganEvanston authorities say three people ended up in Lake Michigan late Wednesday afternoon when a sailboat and a wind surfboard capsized near Dempster Street.
Body Found In Lake Michigan Near Montrose BeachPolice said the body could be a person reported in the water Tuesday morning near Foster Beach.
Man Pulled From Lake Michigan Near Adler PlanetariumA man was pulled from Lake Michigan near the Adler Planetarium on Wednesday afternoon.
Robbery Victim Thrown In Lake Michigan Near Shedd AquariumThe man was walking on the Lakefront Trail near the Shedd Aquarium shortly after midnight, when several men and a woman attacked him.
33 Lake Michigan Drownings So Far This Year; Down From 36 Last YearSince 2010, 605 people have been confirmed as drowning in the Great Lakes, including 69 to date in 2017, 99 in all of 2016 and 55 in 2015.
Waves Crash Chicago's LakefrontThe beach hazard is in effect through Friday evening, according to the National Weather Service.
Floating Obstacle Course On Lake Michigan Closes Early Due To WavesThe Whoa Zone, a floating obstacle course at Whihala Beach in Whiting, Indiana, closed early for the season on Thursday after high waves and wind damaged the inflatable sports and water park.
Man's Body Pulled From Lake At 31st Street BeachAround 9 a.m., the Fire Department received a call of a person in the water off 31st Street Beach.

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