Remember last week’s endless chill? Well it made conditions just right for April Chernoby and a few fellow skaters from the West Michigan Speedskating Club on the world’s largest ice skating rink: Lake Michigan.
For the second consecutive winter, the Great Lakes are almost completely covered with ice, due to the frigid weather.
Last year, thousands of people jumped into the frigid waters of Lake Michigan at North Avenue beach, along with comedian Jimmy Fallon and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. It was a social media challenge that boosted registration for this year’s Polar Plunge.
A woman who fell into the icy waters of Belmont Harbor on Sunday morning used her belt to strap herself to a dock before she was saved by a passing jogger who heard her screams for help.
Near North District Officer Wadell Hardy, a 22-year veteran of the CPD, was the first to arrive, and found the victim struggling in the icy water. He admitted he was afraid the ice beneath him would give way, but he knew he couldn’t let the man drown.
Ice fishermen have returned to some Chicago harbors, even though it might be a little early to be standing on the not-so-thick ice.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been searching for a magic bullet to keep potentially harmful aquatic fish, plants, and other species from advancing into the Great Lakes.
A man died after he was pulled from Lake Michigan Friday after his SUV went into the water near Monroe Harbor downtown.
Part of the Lakefront Trail was closed Friday, after a Chicago Park District vehicle slid into Lake Michigan.
Tuesday morning’s frigid weather created something of a spectacle along the lakefront. The bitter cold air over the relatively warm water of the lake created fog that swirled in the wind.
Huge waves on Lake Michigan that flooded sections of Lake Shore Drive yesterday afternoon appear to have wreaked havoc on the Lakefront Trail.
Lake Michigan was putting on a dramatic show Friday, and forecasters said waves could peak at more than 20 feet. That’s drawing surfers eager to catch a few waves, no matter how cold it might be.
Many know Chicago is known as “the Windy City” and Wrigley Field is one of America’s oldest baseball stadiums, but there are a lot of other things about this great city that are not widely known.
It just might be the best way to start the day.
No injuries were reported after a fire broke out on a boat in Lake Michigan Sunday afternoon.
A man died after he was pulled from Lake Michigan near Foster Beach on the North Side Sunday morning.
The Chicago Police Marine Unit, after scanning the depths of Lake Michigan daily for two months, has found the 33-foot motorboat that sank off the coast of Chicago in late May, killing three of four occupants.
Police said the boat ran onto the breakwall northeast of Navy Pier around 10:30 p.m.
The man and his caretaker were watching the Chicago Air and Water Show over the lake near a pumping station at the Chicago Yacht Club when they got distracted.
The body pulled from Lake Michigan on Wednesday has been identified as a boater who went missing after falling out of a sailboat near Montrose Harbor on Saturday.