Monroe Harbor

Authorities respond to a report of a vehicle into Lake Michigan at Balbo Drive. (CBS/Serena Phillips)

Man Dies After SUV Enters Lake Near Monroe Habor

A man died after he was pulled from Lake Michigan Friday after his SUV went into the water near Monroe Harbor downtown.


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3 Rescued After Boat Capsizes Near Monroe Harbor

Shortly before 8 p.m., the three men — two 63-year-olds and a 50-year-old — were aboard a 19-foot sailboat bound for the harbor when a 46 mph gust capsized the boat and the men fell in the lake


(credit: Navy Pier)

Navy Pier Hits Crowd Capacity For Fireworks Show

If you’re planning to head to Navy Pier to watch the July 4th fireworks show Friday night, you better be there already.


A Chicago Fire Department Ambulance (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Man Walking On Lake Michigan Ice Rescued

A man who was walking on the ice in Lake Michigan was pulled to safety by Chicago police on Tuesday morning.


The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter "Hollyhock" has been stationed off Burnham Harbor for the NATO summit in Chicago, to enforce the security zone near McCormick Place. The cutter has been placing buoys to mark off the restricted zone around Burnham Harbor. (Credit: CBS)

Coast Guard Increasing Patrols For NATO Summit

If you start noticing more boats patrolling Lake Michigan and the river – it’s because of the NATO summit, as you might have guessed.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012

Cleanup of submerged boats continued Friday on Chicago's lakefront.

7 Sunken Boats Removed From Harbor, At Least 3 Still Underwater

Seven down, at least three more to go – crews were still pulling sunken, battered boats from the bottom of Monroe Harbor on Tuesday, after last week’s high winds and waves smashed them into a concrete lakefront wall.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2011

Cleanup of submerged boats continued Friday on Chicago's lakefront.

Boat Cleanup Continues Along Lakefront

Wednesday’s storm damage to boats was still apparent Friday along the lakefront. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli talks with experts who are conducting the cleanup.


The prow of a sunken boat bobs in the water amid debris in Monroe Harbor, a day after nine boats sank and 11 others were damaged when waves slammed them into a concrete harbor wall on Oct. 19, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

High Waves Sink Boats, Fallen Trees Crush Cars

Longtime boaters in Chicago said they’ve never seen anything like it. Strong winds and high waves sank nine boats and damaged 11 more after they were tossed from their moorings in Monroe Harbor overnight.

CBS Chicago–10/20/2011