If you’re planning a day at the beach, you might want to think twice before you jump in the lake.
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.
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.
Four people went into the water when their boat capsized about 7 miles off shore from the 31st Street marina around 7 p.m. Saturday. A fisherman rescued the a man who had been on the boat Sunday morning, and rescue crews found a woman two hours later, but she died.
The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search of the surface of Lake Michigan for a Chicago man missing in the waters off northwestern Indiana.
Two boaters have been pulled from Lake Michigan off Chicago’s shoreline and crews are searching the waters for two more.
As Chicago’s lakefront beaches officially open on Friday, the Lake Michigan water temperatures are among the coldest ever for this time of year.
One of the first summer-like days in Chicago turned tragic on Tuesday after two men pulled from Lake Michigan have died.
The temperatures might have been cold, and there was snow in the air, but city officials and the U.S. Coast Guard said those were perfect conditions to remind boaters the Lakefront can be an unpredictable place.
A new trend has teenagers from New Trier High School taking a dangerous plunge called the “cold water challenge,” with students nominating each other to jump into Lake Michigan.
A woman whose body was pulled from Lake Michigan off a north suburban beach has been identified as a 32-year-old Lake Forest resident.
The Kochers’ 15-year old son, Matt, drowned last summer in Lake Michigan, unable to deal with a rip current, even though he was a three-sport athlete.
Marine units equipped with sonar and drag lines recovered a body from Lake Michigan near Lake Forest on Thursday, more than two hours after a woman was reported to be in distress while swimming off Forest Park Beach.
The boat was in the lake off of 31st Street, and had sunk as of 5 p.m., fire officials said.
In the aftermath of one of the coldest winters on record, 19 percent of the Great Lakes are still covered in ice.
Divers have located the body of a male who went into Lake Michigan early Monday. A woman had been rescued in critical condition from the same incident.
A woman fell in Montrose Harbor around 2 a.m., and Chicago Fire Department and Police Marine Unit crews were able to pull her out and get her to a hospital, but another person also might have gone in the water.
The state of Illinois has awarded 26 groups grants totaling $1.6 million for programs designed to conserve and enhance the shoreline of Lake Michigan and adjacent waterways.
A woman died after she was pulled from Lake Michigan downtown Friday night.
Almost one month into spring, the U.S. Coast Guard is still breaking up ice around the Great Lakes.