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Photos Of Ice-Thawed Lake Michigan Reveal Amazing Shipwrecks

Ever wonder what’s under the surface of Lake Michigan? Recent ice thaws have left the lake crystal clear, revealing some of the many shipwrecks it’s seen through the years.


Jim De Persia poses with the large, toothy exotic fish he found washed ashore near his home. (Jim De Persia)

Piranha-Like Fish Found At Chicago Area Lake

A retiree found a large, toothy fish outside his Cedar Lake, Ind. home. CBS 2’s Mike Parker answers the question: Was it a piranha?


Dave Azooz (Family Photo)

Man Dies After Falling In Suburban Lake While Boating With Daughter

Described by a family friend as “a jack of all trades,” and a lover of water sports – from jet skiing to boating – 47-year-old Dave Azooz spent a lot of time on Lake Marie, just outside Antioch.


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Chicago Sees Steady, Significant Jobs Growth Month On Month

Jobs from health care to sales are all seeing increases in listings in the Chicago metro area.


Joliet police bought this heroin in an undercover purchase; the alleged dealer was later arrested. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Heroin Use, Deaths Up In Chicago’s Suburbs

When it comes to deaths, Lake, Will and DuPage counties reported big increases last year. As CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports, drug dealers could be operating right in your own neighborhood.


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Chicago Sees 12.5% Increase In Job Listings Year Over Year

Computer and mathematical-related jobs are in high demand in the Chicago metro area.


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Woman Crashes Car Into Lake In Aurora During Snowstorm

A west suburban Aurora woman’s car left the roadway and landed in a lake at the start of Tuesday’s winter storm.


Alpha Sabbithi, 27, was reported missing after he was last seen on Aug. 19, 2012. His body was found two days later in a lake in a Cook County forest preserve. (Credit: Oak Lawn Police)

Officials: Body Found In Lake Is Missing Oak Lawn Man

Officials confirmed the body of a man found Tuesday morning in a Cook County forest preserve is that of a missing Oak Lawn man whose car, wallet and cell phone were found Sunday at the preserve.


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Girl, 12, Rescued From Lake Near North Avenue Beach

Paramedics were attending to the child near the beach house, according to Fire Media Affairs, adding that a second ambulance was being sent to the beach.


Authorities search a lake in Antioch for a 62-year-old man who was feared drowned Thursday. (CBS)

Drowning Victim’s Body Recovered In Antioch

Divers from Lake and McHenry counties discovered the body at 10:42 a.m. Monday using sonar equipment in 30 feet of water.


Authorities search a lake in Antioch for a 62-year-old man who was feared drowned Thursday. (CBS)

Search Resumes For Man, 62, In Antioch Lake

The search has resumed for a 62-year-old man who jumped off a boat for a swim in a lake in Antioch and couldn’t get back onboard, although the man is now presumed dead.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2012

Emergency personnel look for a missing person in the waters of Loyola Park beach Thursday night. (CBS)

2 Girls Rescued From Lake, 3rd Missing

Two teen girls were rescued from Lake Michigan on Thursday evening, but divers continued looking for a third in the choppy waters off Loyola Park beach.


Four children fell into this icy pond in Third Lake, Ill., but were rescued. (CBS)

4 Young People Rescued From Icy Pond

After hearing the children’s cries for help, people living across from the pond took action. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.


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Guide To Fishing Around Chicago

Winter, spring, summer or fall, you can find people fishing in Chicago. Though it’s far from the mind of most urban-dwellers, Chicago is one of the most popular fishing destinations for anglers world-wide. Although summer […]


Heavy rain falls in Daley Plaza on Friday, July 22, 2011. (CBS)

Heavy Rain Hits Chicagoland, Tens Of Thousands Lose Power

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a flash flood warning for Lake and McHenry County in Illinois until noon.

CBS Chicago–07/22/2011

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Tornado Watch Issued For Parts Of Chicago Area

The National Weather Service as issued a tornado watch for parts of the Chicago area.