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Lake Michigan

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  • Winnetka bans coal tar-based sealants

     Winnetka bans coal tar-based sealants
    Undeterred by a contingent of pavement industry representatives who argued their product is safe, the Winnetka Village Council voted to ban the use of coal tar-based sealants.
  • Most Chicagoans OK with Lucas museum spot

    Most Chicagoans OK with Lucas museum spot
    Much has been made of Mayor Rahm Emanuel offering lakefront land to "Star Wars" creator George Lucas for a museum and the pushback from open-space advocates opposed to the site, but a Chicago Tribune poll found that many city voters don't think it matters...

    How big can Lake Michigan waves get?

    Dear Tom, How big can waves get on Lake Michigan? — James Johnston, Waukegan Dear James, Even in "favorable" weather conditions, waves on Lake Michigan can build to surprisingly great heights. Waves grow as the momentum of moving air is...

    Searching for solitude in summer's waning days

    Searching for solitude in summer's waning days
    Words that describe summer in the Midwest in general, and Chicago in particular: magical, memorable, anticipated, revered. And let's not forget: frenzied, overstimulating, overwhelming, fleeting. "Come September, you push down the windows you pushed up,...

    Body pulled from Lake Michigan identified as man who fell out of sailboat

    Body pulled from Lake Michigan identified as man who fell out of sailboat
    The body of a man pulled from Lake Michigan early Wednesday has been identified as the missing Chicago-area man who fell out of a sailboat Saturday evening. The man, identified by the Cook County medical examiner’s office as Daniel Brown, 56,...