Taking The New Year's Day Polar Bear PlungeFor many participants, it wasn't their first time. One woman said she has participated in this winter tradition 21 times. 
Groups Want Tougher U.S. Steel Fine For Lake Michigan SpillThe leaders of 18 environmental and civic groups have joined a push for U.S. Steel to face tougher penalties over a spill of hazardous substances from a northwestern Indiana plant into Lake Michigan.
Woman's Body Pulled From Lake Michigan Near Schiller StreetA woman’s body was pulled from Lake Michigan offshore from the Gold Coast Saturday morning.
The Top Stories Of 2019 On CBSChicago.com2019 was a busy year in the news in Chicago – from a historic election that brought a new mayor into office to a scandal that forced a police superintendent out. But the Jussie Smollett saga was the big show-stopper here on CBSChicago.com.
Chicago Park District Truck Slides In Lake Michigan Near Oak Street BeachA truck slid off Lake Shore Drive into Lake Michigan near Oak Street Beach just before 7:15 a.m.
Rising Lake Michigan Waters Leave South Side Shoreline Paths In RuinsIn Hyde Park, rising Lake Michigan waters have left public paths in ruins.
Construction Noise May Annoy, But Brings Hope For End To Beach Erosion In Rogers ParkThe plan is to put stone retaining walls along the shoreline at Juneway, Howard and Rogers Park to stop the erosion before it gets worse.
Crews To Install Boulders Along Shore At Juneway Beach To Fight Lakefront Erosion In Rogers ParkOver the next few weeks, crews will use large boulders to build a retaining wall along the lakefront at Juneway Beach.
Erosion Barrier Boulders To Go Up In Rogers Park"It's not often that you can say we're making progress by building walls. But in this case, I hope it's true."
From Flooded To Frozen, Montrose Dog Beach Has Become A Chronic MessRising lake levels left much of the entrance to the dog beach underwater this summer, and now that water has frozen over as winter temperatures have arrived.
High Waves Reach Roofs, Threaten Homes On Lakefront In Rogers ParkImagine looking out your window and seeing waves so powerful that they reach your roof and rattle your home.