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Bystanders Rescue Ex-Priest, 93, Whose Wheelchair Rolls Into Lake

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.

08/16/2014

Daniel Brown | photo from Chicago Police

Body Recovered From Lake Michigan Identified As Missing Boater

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.

08/13/2014

Waves crash into the Chicago lakefront at Fullerton Avenue. (Credit: CBS)

Rough Conditions On Lake Michigan Prompt Warnings For Swimmers

Swimmers were being advised of dangerous conditions on Lake Michigan on Tuesday, due to high waves and strong currents.

08/12/2014

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Woman’s Body Pulled From Lake At Promontory Point

About 2:11 p.m., the body of the 75-year-old woman was pulled from the water off the park near 55th Street.

08/12/2014

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Crews Search For Missing Boater On Lake Michigan

A search-and-rescue operation is continuing after a boater went overboard about a mile offshore in Lake Michigan near Montrose Harbor Saturday evening.

08/10/2014

Jenn Gibbons

Undeterred By Assault Two Years Ago, Woman Plans To Circle Lake Michigan On Bicycle

She survived a terrible ordeal two years ago and came back to support a charity important to millions. Now, Jenn Gibbons is back with another endurance test for that important cause.

08/06/2014

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EPA Declares “World’s Largest PCB Mess” At Waukegan Harbor Clean

After nearly 30 years of legal wrangling and cleanup efforts, one of the most polluted sites on Lake Michigan has been declared safe.

08/05/2014

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Environmentalist Warns Toxic Algae Bloom Could Happen In Lake Michigan

As the toxic algae problem wanes in Toledo, a Chicago environmentalist says it could foreshadow the future of Lake Michigan, unless government gets to work.

08/04/2014

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3 Rescued After Boat Capsizes Near Monroe Harbor

Shortly before 8 p.m., the three men — two 63-year-olds and a 50-year-old — were aboard a 19-foot sailboat bound for the harbor when a 46 mph gust capsized the boat and the men fell in the lake

07/30/2014

Tommy Alter, 9, and his parents meet the U.S. Coast Guard crew who rescued him and two relatives from their kayaks after they became stranded on Lake Michigan in early July. (Credit: Lisa Fielding/CBS)

Rescued Nine-Year-Old Kayaker Reunites With Coast Guard Helicopter Crew

A nine-year-old boy was reunited with members of the Coast Guard helicopter crew who rescued him earlier this month, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.

07/29/2014

Waves crash into the Chicago lakefront at Fullerton Avenue. (Credit: CBS)

Choppy Conditions On Lake Prompt Beach Hazard Alert

Anyone considering a visit to the beach on Wednesday might want to avoid going for a swim; and not just because the lake is so cold and the weather is unusually brisk for July. Choppy conditions could make swimming dangerous.

07/23/2014

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Surfers Catching Rare Waves On Lake

Tuesday’s chilly temperatures hardly make for ideal beach weather, but windy conditions in northwest Indiana were a welcome change for surfers who haven’t been able to catch many waves this year.

07/15/2014

Three Asian carp pulled out of the Humboldt Park lagoon have been placed in the invasive species exhibit at the Shedd Aquarium. (Credit: John Cody/WBBM Newsradio)

Appeals Court Upholds Tossing Of Asian Carp Lawsuit

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago has upheld a lower court ruling dismissing a lawsuit filed by five states seeking the placement of barriers to keep Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.

07/15/2014

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter rescues three kayakers who went adrift in Lake Michigan, after launching for a daytrip from Peninsula State Park in Door County, Wisconsin. A 43-year-old woman and two 9-year-old boys were missing approximately 12 hours before they were rescued. (Credit: U.S. Coast Guard)

Highland Park Boy Among 3 Kayakers Rescued Near Door County

A 9-year-old boy from Highland Park, his cousin, and his aunt were rescued from Lake Michigan on Friday, about 12 hours after they were reported missing while kayaking off Door County.

07/11/2014

A male was listed in serious condition after being pulled from Lake Michigan late Thursday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Man Pulled From Lake Michigan

The male, whose age was not immediately known, was pulled from the water by the Chicago Fire Department in the 5600 block of North Lake Shore Drive about 11:15 p.m.

07/11/2014

Ashley Haws (Credit: Davi Law Group)

Man Sues Rental Company After Fatal Boating Accident

A survivor of a late May boating accident on Lake Michigan that killed at least two people is suing the company that rented the group the 33-foot motorboat that caught fire miles from shore.

07/11/2014

Lake Michigan (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Lake Michigan Water Levels Up But Still Below Long-Term Average

Federal water scientist Anne Clites says the numbers are clear.

07/07/2014

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Man Dies After Being Pulled From Lake Michigan In Hyde Park

A man died after he was pulled from Lake Michigan in the Hyde Park neighborhood Friday night.

07/05/2014

A Chicago Park District lifeguard keeps an eye on swimmers at North Avenue Beach. (Credit: CBS)

Most Lake Michigan Beaches Reopen To Swimmers

A day after swimming was banned at most beaches on Lake Michigan in Chicago, due to high bacteria levels, the Chicago Park District has lifted swimming restrictions at all but two.

07/02/2014

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Man Dies After Being Pulled From Lake Michigan

A man pulled from Lake Michigan in the Rogers Park neighborhood Tuesday died Monday afternoon.

07/01/2014

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