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Kayaker Rescued After Boat Starts Sinking In Lake Michigan

A kayaker was saved after calling for help on a ship-to-shore radio Wednesday afternoon after his kayak started sinking on Lake Michigan.


From left to right: Chicago Surf Shop owner Larry Scharmota and instructors Darryn Manley, Danielle Dobias and Jesse Flores. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Made In Chicago: Surf Shop

Most people might not expect a surf shop in Chicago on the shores of Lake Michigan.


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Mayor, Former Bear Issue Reading Challenge To Kids

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


Faith Vilas (Credit: Helen Marshall)

Granddaughter Recreates Historic Lake Michigan Flight

A 61-year-old native of Evanston has duplicated the historic flight that her grandfather made 100 years ago today.


Countless people crowded into Lake Michigan. (Credit: CBS)

High Swim Risk Issued For Lake Michigan Shore

Lake Michigan beach-goers beware: Swimming conditions all along the shoreline–from the Wisconsin border into Northwest Indiana–are potentially dangerous today.


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4 Hurt When Boat Capsizes On Lake Michigan

The boat capsized after colliding with a break wall near East 85th Street and South Mackinaw Avenue about 10:20 p.m., police said.


Austin Hudson-Lapore (Supplied to CBS)

Family: U Of C Student Died Doing What He Loved; Observing Storms

The family of a University of Chicago student whose body was found in Lake Michigan on Wednesday, a week after he went missing, said the death appeared to be a tragic accident during last week’s heavy storms.


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

Drunk Man Rescued After Falling In Lake Michigan

A 31-year-old man was walking along the edge of the lake in the 1300 block of North Lake Shore Drive about 1:30 a.m. when he fell in.


Emergency officials converge at Porter Beach in Northwest Indiana Monday when a mysterious substance was discovered in the water. (CBS)

Surfer: Chemical Slicks Common On NW Indiana Beaches

“It’s been a dirty week for Lake Michigan,” said Basil Tydings, an East Coast transplant who frequently surfs and rides a stand-up paddleboard in the lake.


Austin Hudson-Lapore (Supplied to CBS)

Body Found In Lake Is Missing U Of C Student

Authorities have confirmed the body found in Lake Michigan early Wednesday belonged to a University of Chicago student who has been missing for a week.


Austin Hudson Lapore (Credit: Chicago Police)

Search Dog Tracks Missing Student To Lakefront

Volunteers, friends and family were out in force Tuesday morning, resuming the search for a missing University of Chicago student.


A Man Walks Along The Lake Michigan Shore. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Man Dies After Being Pulled From Belmont Harbor; 2nd Body Found At Montrose Harbor

It’s been a macabre couple days in the waters of Lake Michigan.


Lake Michigan (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Man Rescued From Lake Michigan In Uptown

Firefighters rescued a male from Lake Michigan early Thursday in the North Side Uptown neighborhood.


Two people cling to their boat on Lake Michigan. (CBS)

Pair Pulled From Lake Michigan After Boat Tips

Two boaters were plucked out of Lake Michigan on Friday afternoon after their small sailboat tipped over and took on water.


Volunteers with the Shedd Aquarium clean up trash and debris from the nearby 12th Street Beach on April 18, 2012, after the aquarium adopted the beach for Earth Day. The aquarium will sweep the beach once a month through October to clean up trash and debris left in the sand. (Credit: CBS)

Low Lake Levels Reveal More Debris On Great Lakes Beaches

Less water reveals garbage that had been hidden in Lake Michigan and the other Great Lakes, according to the Alliance for the Great Lakes.


S.S. Badger (Supplied to CBS)

Durbin Calls For Tougher Controls For Polluting Ferry

A coalition of environmentalists joined Senator Dick Durbin on the shoreline where he called the ferry SS Badger the filthiest ship on Lake Michigan. The coalition wants want tougher environmental controls over its emissions.


A Chicago Fire Department Ambulance (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Man Walking On Lake Michigan Ice Rescued

A man who was walking on the ice in Lake Michigan was pulled to safety by Chicago police on Tuesday morning.


Lake Michigan shoreline in winter

Hundreds Jump In Lake Michigan For Polar Bear Plunge

The air temperature at Oak Street Beach was 20 degrees, 19 degrees warmer than the water at the 12th Annual Polar Bear Plunge, hosted by the Lakeview Polar Bear Club.


This dog was rescued from the ice on Lake Michigan at Jackson harbor on Jan. 22, 2013. (Credit: Chicago Animal Care and Control)

City Still Searching For Owner Of Dog Rescued From Ice

The one-year old German Shepherd mix continues to be cared for at the Chicago Animal Care and Control facility on 27th Street and Western Avenue.

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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)

Continuing Drought Could Lead To Reversal Of Chicago River Flow

In a new report, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said, if Chicago doesn’t get some significant rain or snow soon, there could be serious water flow issues in the Chicago River.