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Crews pull a man who fell in the water near the mouth of the Chicago River early Friday. (Photo from NVP News Video)

Man Pulled From Water Near Mouth Of Chicago River

About 12:15 a.m., a 31-year-old man was heard screaming for help from the water near where the river meets Lake Michigan.


The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw arrives in Chicago with a load of Christmas trees. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM Newsradio)

Ship Loaded With Christmas Trees Arrives In Chicago

A U.S. Coast Guard ship loaded with more than 1,200 Michigan Christmas trees has arrived in downtown Chicago.


Steven Halperin (Family Photo)

Man Dies After Driving Into Lake Michigan

Witnesses saw him driving east on Balbo Drive at Lake Shore Drive, but instead of making a left turn, he kept going, onto the sidewalk, down a pedestrian path, and into the lake.


U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.)

Quigley: Action On Climate Change Needed To Protect Lake Michigan

Local officials are issuing a new warning of damage to Lake Michigan and problems for homeowners as a result of climate change, reports WBBM’s Political Editor Craig Dellimore.


High waves pound the shore at Oak Street beach on Sept. 16, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Windy Conditions Could Bring 10-Foot Waves To Lake

Windy conditions at the lakefront will make for very choppy conditions on the lake, with dangerous pounding waves prompting a warning for anyone who might want to go swimming, despite the chilly conditions.


Waves were already getting frenzied Sunday along the lakefront, and Hurricane Sandy's impact will only make it worse, weather officials say. (CBS)

Jet Skier Reunited With Brother After He Went Missing On Lake

A male Jet Skier who went missing several miles off the shore of Lake Michigan Saturday afternoon was found safe, police said.


The Chicago Lock separates the darker water of the Chicago River -- and the untreated sewage it carries -- from the lighter-colored water of Lake Michigan. (Credit: CBS)

Environmentalists Want Definitive End To Sewage Dumps Into Lake

Indefinite discharges of raw sewage into Lake Michigan won’t cut it for a coalition of environmental groups, which Thursday asked a federal judge to set aside a proposed consent decree.


High waves pound the lakefront at Fullerton Avenue, just north of North Avenue beach. (Credit: CBS)

Weather Service Warns Of Dangerous Waves On Lake Michigan

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.


The water craft the Garduno family was riding on Lake Michigan. (Credit: CBS)

Family Calls For Help From Sinking Jet Ski On Lake Michigan

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.


Montrose Beach. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

North Avenue Beach Closed, Swim Advisories Remain Elsewhere

Officials closed North Avenue Beach Monday afternoon, blaming hazardous surf. Meanwhile, nearly half of Chicago’s public beaches remained under swim advisories.


(Credit: CBS)

Body Found In Lake On The South Side

The body of a man was found in Lake Michigan Saturday afternoon on the city’s South Side.


Lake Michigan (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Rafter Reported Missing On Lake Michigan

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.


A Chicago Park District lifeguard keeps an eye on swimmers at North Avenue Beach. (Credit: CBS)

Beach Visitors Warned About Choppy Conditions On Lake

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.


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

Rip Currents Prompt Warnings For Lakefront Visitors

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.


Crews are searching around Navy Pier for a missing 18-year-old woman. (CBS)

Navy Pier Search Called Off After Teen Spotted Boarding Bus

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.


A red Fiat is seen "skiing" across Lake Michigan on Sunday. (Credit: Adam Schulman/Facebook)

Water Skiing Cars On Lake Michigan? It Was Just A Commerical

Many people along Oak Street beach took a double on Sunday after seeing a boat towing a car.


U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (Credit: CBS)

Durbin Says More Funds Needed To Protect Lake Michigan

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.



2 Investigators: How Safe Is The Sand At Chicago Beaches?

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.


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

Waves Prompt Warning For Lakefront Visitors, Beach Closures

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.


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

High Waves On Lake Michigan Forecast For Tuesday

Large waves on Lake Michigan are forecast for Tuesday afternoon, making boating, swimming and even using the bike path in certain locations hazardous.