(File photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

2 Teens Rescued From Lake; Rip Currents A Danger This Weekend

The National Weather Service says there is an increased risk of rip currents along the lake in Cook and Lake (Ill.) counties through Sunday evening.


Lake Michigan sunrise along North Avenue beach. (Credit: Natalie Cheng/CBS Chicago)

Couple Swimming Across Lake Michigan For Postpartum Depression Awareness

As of midday Thursday, a Michigan couple promoting awareness of postpartum depression were 41 miles into their swim across Lake Michigan.

WBBM Newsradio–08/15/2012

Chicago area swimmers Conor Dwyer (left) and Matt Grevers (right) have both won gold medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games, and both have trained at the Lake Forest Swim Club. (Credit: Clive Rose/ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/GettyImages)

Swimmers Grevers, Dwyer Bask In Glow Of Gold Medal Fame

The 2012 Olympics are over, and now, two members of the U.S. Men’s Swimming Team from the Chicago area are back home, basking in the glory.

WBBM Newsradio–08/14/2012

A Chicago Park District lifeguard keeps an eye on swimmers at North Avenue Beach. (Credit: CBS)

Lake Swimmers Extra Cautious After Drowning At North Av. Beach

Swimmers at North Avenue Beach were taking extra precautions on Wednesday, a day after a 14-year-old boy drowned while swimming there.

CBS 2–06/13/2012

Lake Michigan shoreline in winter

Swimmers Beaten By Angry Boaters In Northwest Indiana

You’ve heard of road rage, but what about lake rage? It apparently happened last weekend in Northwest Indiana.