The National Weather Service warned lakefront visitors Thursday that swimming conditions are going to be dangerous in Lake Michigan, due to high waves and rip currents.
A southwest suburban family is thankful for their rescuers and their smart phone. They became stranded on a sinking vessel on the lake off Portage on Labor Day when they called for help.
Officials closed North Avenue Beach Monday afternoon, blaming hazardous surf. Meanwhile, nearly half of Chicago’s public beaches remained under swim advisories.
The body of a man was found in Lake Michigan Saturday afternoon on the city’s South Side.
The man’s brother last saw him going into the water with a raft and then took a nap. When he woke up, his brother had not returned.
Lakefront visitors are being advised to check the flags at Chicago beaches before going into the water on Friday, because of possible danger of rip currents from choppy conditions.
The National Weather Service is warning people to stay out of Lake Michigan today, because of large waves and dangerous rip currents along the lakefront in Illinois and Indiana.
The Chicago Fire Department was called to search for an 18-year-old girl who was feared to have gone overboard from one of the city’s tour boats.
Many people along Oak Street beach took a double on Sunday after seeing a boat towing a car.
Illinois Senator Dick Durbin is accusing House Republicans of waving a white flag in the face of a potential Asian carp invasion, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
Every summer we hear about bacteria like E. coli in the lake water which leads to swimming bans at some beaches, but what about the sand. The CBS 2 Investigators checked out what effect does the bacteria have on the beach.
Very strong winds from the north created high waves on on Lake Michigan on Tuesday, prompting the National Weather Service warn people to stay out of the lake and to be cautious on the Lakefront path and for a number of Chicago area beaches to close.
Large waves on Lake Michigan are forecast for Tuesday afternoon, making boating, swimming and even using the bike path in certain locations hazardous.
It’s a beautiful day to be at the beach, but a group of people swimming in Lake Michigan this morning were interested in more than just enjoying the weather, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
A kayaker was saved after calling for help on a ship-to-shore radio Wednesday afternoon after his kayak started sinking on Lake Michigan.
Most people might not expect a surf shop in Chicago on the shores of Lake Michigan.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and former Bears lineman Israel Idonije have told children participating in the city’s summer reading program that they’ll jump into Lake Michigan for next winter’s Polar Plunge if the kids can read 2 million books this summer
A 61-year-old native of Evanston has duplicated the historic flight that her grandfather made 100 years ago today.
Lake Michigan beach-goers beware: Swimming conditions all along the shoreline–from the Wisconsin border into Northwest Indiana–are potentially dangerous today.
The boat capsized after colliding with a break wall near East 85th Street and South Mackinaw Avenue about 10:20 p.m., police said.