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.
No new oil has been found floating in Lake Michigan or at the bottom of a cove following further inspection Sunday of the spill site near the BP Refinery in Whiting, Ind.
WHITING, Ind. (AP) — Oil giant BP has raised its estimate of how much crude oil spilled into Lake Michigan during a malfunction at its northwestern Indiana refinery. BP said Thursday a preliminary estimate shows […]
As many as 500 gallons of crude oil spilled onto the shore of Lake Michigan in Whiting, Ind., following an accident Monday afternoon at the BP refinery.
This bitterly cold winter seems to be wearing down everyone. It’s also having a dramatic impact on the ducks who usually flourish along the shores of Lake Michigan.
Organizers credit the extra excitement to a challenge by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to “The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon. Both Fallon and Emanuel made the plunge, attracting attention to the event.
Lake Michigan set a new record for ice coverage over the weekend, when ice levels reached 93.29 percent.
Right now Lake Michigan is 90-percent covered in ice and when it melts, it could save you money.
After having a meltdown early last week, Lake Michigan is just over 90 percent covered in ice, which equals the highest levels ever recorded.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Friday he’ll know better than to bet against Chicago’s kids, after he ended up having to eat his words when he challenged them to read 2 million books last summer.
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard station at Calumet Harbor have been training today for what they expect will be an increase in lake rescues in a season that’s already seen more people on the ice or in the water than usual.
Last week’s brief thaw melted much of the ice covering Lake Michigan, but three of the Great Lakes still remain nearly entirely on ice.
It’s been so bitterly cold for so long in the Upper Midwest that the Great Lakes are almost completely covered with ice. The last time they came this close was in 1994, when 94 percent of the lakes’ surface was frozen.