Anyone considering a visit to the beach on Wednesday might want to avoid going for a swim; and not just because the lake is so cold and the weather is unusually brisk for July. Choppy conditions could make swimming dangerous.
Two beaches in Rogers Park rank as the best in the Chicago area when it comes to water quality, while two beaches in East Chicago, Indiana, were among the worst in the nation, according to a recent study by the National Resources Defense Council.
It would be Chicago’s third-tallest building — a high-rise proposed by a Chinese development firm. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Advocates for green space in Chicago said they support having Star Wars creator George Lucas build an interactive museum to house his extensive art collection in Chicago, but they don’t want it on the Museum Campus as a mayoral task force has suggested.
Someone has been shooting some type of projectile at windows at the Harbor Point condo tower at 155 N. Harbor Dr. – twice late at night, and once just before dawn.
A man was stabbed during a fight on the lakefront on the North Side early Saturday.
Birders out yesterday for Chicago’s Christmas lakefront bird count documented a few unusual sightings.
A 51-year-old real estate broker who chased down an 18-year-old high school athlete who had stolen a woman’s cell phone received a Chicago City Council award Wednesday at the scene of the crime.
Lakefront visitors are being advised to check the flags at Chicago beaches before going into the water on Friday, because of possible danger of rip currents from choppy conditions.
Callers trying to enjoy the Fourth of July on Chicago’s lakefront were reporting incidents of chaos. CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot reviews the recordings.
After more than 70 years, it’s time for a new North Lake Shore Drive, according to a local think tank that is trying to round up public input for the effort.
Very strong winds from the north created high waves on on Lake Michigan on Tuesday, prompting the National Weather Service warn people to stay out of the lake and to be cautious on the Lakefront path and for a number of Chicago area beaches to close.
Volunteers, friends and family were out in force Tuesday morning, resuming the search for a missing University of Chicago student.
Authorities said a person walking along Lake Michigan found the leg on the rocks near the lake, which was severed from the hip down.
A dog was rescued last week along Chicago’s icy lakefront, but sometimes people aren’t so lucky. CBS 2′s Mai Martinez reports.
Birders tallied more than 50 species of birds yesterday.
A published report says the long-planned DuSable Park could soon be ready for development along the lake just south of Navy Pier.
City officials said “millions” of spectators are expected to gather along the lakefront for this weekend’s Air and Water Show.
A small experimental airplane flipped over on its roof while making an emergency landing along the lakefront on the Far South Side on Sunday.
Move over San Francisco and watch out New York — Chicago is now the second best city in the U.S. and Canada, according to Travel+Leisure magazine.