Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

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

Severe storms roll into the Chicago area on Monday. (Credit:  Heidi Anderson)

Swimming Banned At Beaches After Stormwater, Sewage Dumped In Lake

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.

07/01/2014

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Teen Dies After Falling In Lake

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.

06/30/2014

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Body Pulled From Lake Michigan May Belong To Missing Boater

An autopsy is expected to be performed Sunday on the body of a woman found in Lake Michigan Saturday evening.

06/29/2014

Low clouds cover the tops of the Hancock Center and Trump Tower in Chicago on Thursday, June 26, 2014.  The winter's polar vortex is partly responsible for fog and low clouds that have been common in recent weeks, because Lake Michigan is still very cold in spots, and creates fog from the moist air. (Credit: CBS)

Sick Of The Fog? Blame The Polar Vortex

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.

06/26/2014

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Environmentalists Urge Congress To Strengthen Clean Water Act

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.

06/19/2014

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Man Rescued From Diversey Harbor

Crews responded to a man in the water at Diversey Harbor around 5 a.m., and pulled him out of the lake within a few minutes.

06/18/2014

Jose Alcazar (Supplied to CBS)

Teen Dies After Diving Off Lake Michigan Pier In Whiting

Jose Alcazar, 18, and two friends dove into the lake off a fishing pier near Whihala Beach around 8 p.m., and Alcazar almost immediately began to struggle in the water.

06/17/2014

Artistic rendering of Breakwater Chicago, a $23 million barge a Chicago entrepreneur wants to build in Lake Michigan as a year-round island resort. (Credit: Chicago Breakwater LLC)

Chicago Entrepreneur Dreams Of Chicago’s Own Island Resort

The vision of Beau D’Arcy and his two partners calls for a floating vessel, 300-by-100 feet, almost twice the length of the Odyssey cruiseliner, about a mile offshore in Lake Michigan.

06/10/2014

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

NWS Issues Hazard Alert For Chicago-Area Beaches

If you’re planning a day at the beach, you might want to think twice before you jump in the lake.

06/08/2014

Lake Michigan (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Near-Drowning Inspires Man To Teach Water Safety Courses

The non-profit Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project is conducting water safety and rescue courses in Chicago this weekend as the beach season gets underway.

06/07/2014

View from the 31st Street Harbor on Lake Michigan in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Search Picks Up Again After “Every Boater’s Nightmare”

Crews were out searching Lake Michigan again Tuesday morning for two boaters who have been missing since their boat caught fire and sunk in frigid water on Saturday night.

06/03/2014

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