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.
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.
“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.
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.
Volunteers, friends and family were out in force Tuesday morning, resuming the search for a missing University of Chicago student.
It’s been a macabre couple days in the waters of Lake Michigan.
Firefighters rescued a male from Lake Michigan early Thursday in the North Side Uptown neighborhood.
Two boaters were plucked out of Lake Michigan on Friday afternoon after their small sailboat tipped over and took on water.
Less water reveals garbage that had been hidden in Lake Michigan and the other Great Lakes, according to the Alliance for the Great Lakes.
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 man who was walking on the ice in Lake Michigan was pulled to safety by Chicago police on Tuesday morning.
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.
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.
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.
About 50 hearty souls started the first day of the New Year with a plunge into the frigid water of Lake Michigan.
The body of an elderly woman was pulled from Lake Michigan Sunday in the North Side Rogers Park neighborhood.
Now welcoming visitors at the Shedd Aquarium are three big grey slow moving Carp.
If the Lake Michigan water level drops six inches, the locks in and out of the Chicago River will have to be closed to keep polluted water out, federal officials said Monday.
After spending almost 70 years, submerged in Lake Michigan salvage experts pulled an old World War II fighter plane out of the water on Friday.
A sunken World War II Wildcat Fighter has concluded its final fight–45 miles under the water to a safe harbor in Waukegan.