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.
After nearly 30 years of legal wrangling and cleanup efforts, one of the most polluted sites on Lake Michigan has been declared safe.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Federal water scientist Anne Clites says the numbers are clear.
A man died after he was pulled from Lake Michigan in the Hyde Park neighborhood Friday night.
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.
A man pulled from Lake Michigan in the Rogers Park neighborhood Tuesday died Monday afternoon.
The heavy rainfall from Monday night’s storms prompted officials to open the Chicago and Wilmette locks to prevent raw sewage from overflowing out of the sewer system, and instead dump a mix of storm runoff and sewage into Lake Michigan.
The teen fell into the water near the 4000 block of Recreation Drive about 6:10 p.m. He was pulled from the lake and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 7:06 p.m.
An autopsy is expected to be performed Sunday on the body of a woman found in Lake Michigan Saturday evening.
If you’ve felt like you’ve been living in San Francisco the past couple weeks, that’s just another weird weather phenomenon you can blame on the brutal weather this past winter.
Environment Illinois campaign director Lisa Nikodem said the group’s “Wasting Our Waterways” report reveals there’s a lot of work to be done to prevent pollution of waterways that feed into Lake Michigan.