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.
Swimmers were being advised of dangerous conditions on Lake Michigan on Tuesday, due to high waves and strong currents.
About 2:11 p.m., the body of the 75-year-old woman was pulled from the water off the park near 55th Street.
A search-and-rescue operation is continuing after a boater went overboard about a mile offshore in Lake Michigan near Montrose Harbor Saturday evening.
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.