Lake Michigan

White Sox players Adam Eaton, Zach Duke, Tyler Saladino, and Adam LaRoche go fishing with the children of active military members at Burnham Harbor on Thursday. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

White Sox Players Take Military Children Fishing

Kids were catching gobies along a dock at Burnham Harbor, as they cast lines with Sox players Zach Duke, Adam Eaton, Adam LaRoche, and Tyler Saladino.

08/27/2015

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A 48 Hour Guide To Chicago

A practical travel guide for the best lodging, dining, transportation and attractions in Chicago, especially for travelers who have just 48 hours to visit America’s third largest city.

08/21/2015

The Chicago Police Marine Unit searches for a missing swimmer early Monday in Lake Michigan. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Missing Swimmer Found Safe

A 24-year-old man who had been reported missing after he was last seen swimming in Lake Michigan late Sunday has been found safe at home.

08/17/2015

The woman was swimming at Porter Beach near Chesterton, Ind. (Credit: Captured News)

Coast Guard Searching For Suburban Woman Who Went Missing In Lake Michigan

A search continues this morning for the body of a 20-year-old Carol Stream woman who struggled while swimming in Lake Michigan Friday night off Porter Beach near Chesterton, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

08/01/2015

A man was rescued from the water offshore on Lake Michigan. (CBS)

Boater Rescued 10 Miles Off Lake Michigan Shore

A boater was plucked from Lake Michigan by rescue crews on Friday.

07/31/2015

Lake Michigan (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Man Drowns During Night Swim At Oak Street Beach

A nighttime group swim turned deadly after one person drowned early Wednesday.

07/29/2015

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Teen, 17, Dies After Being Pulled From Lake

(CBS) — Divers pulled a 17-year-old boy from the waters around 31st Street Beach Friday evening, but he was pronounced dead after being rushed to a hospital, the Chicago Fire Department said. Chicago Fire Department divers were […]

07/24/2015

Chicago police officers and firefighters respond to the lakefront after a body was found in Lake Michigan near Chicago Avenue. (Credit: CBS)

Body Recovered From Lake Michigan On Gold Coast

A pedestrian spotted the body in the water around 6:35 a.m. near 800 North Lake Shore Drive, between Ohio Street Beach and Oak Street Beach, according to police.

07/21/2015

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Winds Expected To Whip Up Dangerous Waves On Lake Michigan

Chicago might finally be getting ideal beach weather, but forecasters were warning people to stay out of Lake Michigan from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday morning, due to high waves expected along the lakefront.

07/14/2015

Waves pound the Lake Michigan shoreline in Chicago. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS)

Choppy Conditions Make Lake Michigan Off-Limits At Some Beaches

As if the unusually cool weather weren’t reason enough to avoid Lake Michigan on Tuesday, swimming was banned at several lakefront beaches, due to dangerous rip currents. Swimmers were being warned of high bacteria levels at a handful of other beaches.

07/07/2015

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Chicago Issues Beach Hazard Advisory

Chicago’s Lake Michigan beach visitors are being told to stay out of the water.

07/02/2015

Coast Guard Cracking Down On Drunk Boating This Weekend

Boaters are going to see more police and Coast Guard patrols on the lake this weekend, during a crackdown on drunk boating, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/27/2015

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Best Motorcycle Trips Around Chicagoland

A motorcycle trip around Chicagoland is a great way to explore the “Land of Lincoln” and enjoy all that Illinois has to offer.

06/23/2015

Authorities respond to a call of a body in the water near Oak Street Beach. (CBS/Jennice Chavez)

Body Pulled From Lake Near Oak Street Beach

The male corpse was pulled from the water about two blocks north of Oak Street about 5:40 p.m., according to Fire Media Affairs.

06/22/2015

Lake Michigan (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Return Of Swimming Season Prompts Warning About Rip Currents

This past weekend marked the unofficial start of summer and the outdoor swimming season, and it was also marked by drownings and water rescues. Benjamin said part of the problem is that too many people think they’re better swimmers than they are.

05/26/2015

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Best Lake House Getaways Near Chicago

Heading for a lake house getaway near Chicago is a great way to recharge the batteries and bond with the family, the best lake houses are just a short drive from Chicago.

05/23/2015

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Cool Temperatures Continue, Scattered Showers Possible Later Wednesday

Cool conditions will continue in Chicago on Wednesday, with temperatures likely not reaching past 60, though areas further from the lake will see temperatures 5 to 10 degrees warmer.

04/29/2015

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Best Waterfront Destinations In The US

Most every popular destination in America shares something in common — a waterfront setting.

04/22/2015

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Photos Of Ice-Thawed Lake Michigan Reveal Amazing Shipwrecks

Ever wonder what’s under the surface of Lake Michigan? Recent ice thaws have left the lake crystal clear, revealing some of the many shipwrecks it’s seen through the years.

04/21/2015

April Chernoby. (Credit: West Michigan Speedskating Club)

Watch: Ice Skater Glides Along “Smooth As Glass” Lake Michigan

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.

03/10/2015

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