| Aug 20, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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 where the structure goes.
| Aug 17, 2014
How big can waves get on Lake Michigan?
— James Johnston, Waukegan
Even in "favorable" weather conditions, waves on Lake Michigan can build to surprisingly great heights. Waves grow as the momentum of moving air is...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 3:57 PM
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.
With trustees voting 4-1 late night on Aug. 19, Winnetka becomes the second...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 9:19 AM
Testing of water for toxins in Toledo, Ohio, continued on Sunday as some 400,000 people remained without safe drinking water for a second day following the discovery of high toxin levels from algae on Lake Erie.
Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins said some...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 8:37 PM
A Berwyn man pulled from Lake Michigan earlier this week has died, authorities said.
The man, identified as Israel Espinoza, 48, was pronouned dead at 7 a.m. Friday at Weiss Memorial Hospital after being pulled from the lake late Thursday night near...