A Chicago bus driver looking for a way to relieve stress during the coronavirus pandemic jumped into Lake Michigan for a 365th straight day on Saturday.
A man was found dead Thursday evening in Lake Michigan near Buckingham Fountain, according to Chicago police.
Last year, 56 people drowned in Lake Michigan, said Dave Benjamin, co-founder of the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project, which tracks drownings and advocates for water safety.
A man died Wednesday night after falling into Lake Michigan off Jackson Park and being submerged for more than 20 minutes, officials said.
Beaches in Chicago were washed out by high waves Friday on the first day the city was to reopen Lake Michigan to swimming since summer 2019.
Almost all of Chicago’s lakefront beaches will reopen on Friday for the first time since September 2019, following a loosely enforced shutdown throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
Gary, Indiana, Mayor Jerome Prince presented the Jackson brothers with a key to the city in recognition of their continuing love and support for their hometown, captured in the 1971 Jackson 5 hit, "Goin' Back to Indiana."
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This fully furnished property has a home with two decks, three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a lakeview and it's literally at risk of falling into Lake Michigan. And it still somehow sold two weeks ago. Here's how.
Kelvin Soto Crespo, 20, of Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, has been missing since Saturday afternoon after the boat he occupied capsized in Lake Michigan near the East Chicago Marina, Indiana Conservation Officer Tyler Brock said.
A search was resuming Sunday for a man who went missing after a boat he was on capsized in Lake Michigan near East Chicago on Saturday. Three other men were rescued.
BP repeatedly violated federal limits on lung-damaging soot from its Whiting refinery in northwest Indiana, a federal judge ruled Wednesday in a decision that targeted one of the biggest sources of air pollution in the Chicago area.
Water hundreds of feet below the surface of Lake Michigan is warming, especially in winter, according to a report published this week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The warming could change the seasonal patterns of the lake — and alter a way of life for ecosystems and industry alike.
Roughly 22 million pounds of plastic enter the Great Lakes each year, half of which enters Lake Michigan, according to estimates calculated by the Rochester Institute of Technology. The Shedd's program is supported by a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration program.
Illinois operates well below its Lake Michigan water allocation, but as the state plans for future water use, there is one unknown: climate change.
Less than 50 miles away from one of the largest freshwater systems on Earth, groundwater is running out in northeastern Illinois.
The state works with commercial fisherman in the Lower Illinois River near Peoria who get an extra 10 cents a pound on Asian carp and can take out a few additional million pounds.
Mount Pleasant's director of public works and village engineer said he estimates the area has eroded about 50 feet. The project is estimated to cost $1.7 million and could begin in 2022.
Michigan, Illinois and a federal agency have agreed on funding the next phase of an initiative to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes by strengthening defenses on a Chicago-area waterway.
A house in Pleasant Prairie now rests on a mini cliff just above the Lake Michigan shore created by fast-moving erosion. Without government aid, nearby homeowners fear their houses could be next.
RACINE COUNTY — When Stan Olszewski bought his lakefront property in Mount Pleasant in 2012, the lake was the lowest it had been in years.
If Asian carp make it into the Great Lakes, many scientists believe they would cause a huge disruption to the food chain and hurt a $7 billion annual Great Lakes fishery. New evidence suggests they could be close — maybe.
CHICAGO — On a sunny August morning at 31st Street Beach, Tyrone Dobson assembled 20 volunteers to pick up litter from the shores of Lake Michigan.
CHICAGO — As Asian carp have stormed up the Illinois River in the past several decades, looming precariously close to Lake Michigan, scientists have been forced to ponder an alarming question: What if the invasive species actually breached the world's fifth-largest lake?