| Jul 28, 2013
| 11:40 AM
NEW BUFFALO-- Red flags on the beach and the waters of Lake Michigan prove unforgiving once again this weekend as a teenage swimmer got caught in rip current conditions off the beach of New Buffalo.
The New Buffalo Police Chief says the 15-year-old...
| Jun 23, 2013
Faced with public outrage and congressional pressure, the oil company BP vowed six years ago to develop cutting-edge technology that could sharply reduce toxic mercury discharged into Lake Michigan by its massive refinery about 20 miles southeast of...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 2:37 PM
MICHIGAN CITY – Wednesday marked the second straight day of dangerous conditions on Lake Michigan and most people seemed to have heeded the warnings.
WSBT's James Fillmore reports from Washington Park Beach where three people had to be rescued...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 8:24 AM
Lake Forest's Public Works Department is again reminding residents to limit watering their lawns to certain days of the week through Sept. 15.
Such restrictions, placed annually on communities that pump Lake Michigan water, are regulated by the Illinois...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 1:33 PM
Chicago-area beaches were closed today because of high waves and rip currents, while city beaches had advisories and some were closed because of Lake Michigan weather.
Beaches in Evanston, Wilmette and Winnetka were closed because of high waves and...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 6:13 AM
PETOSKEY — Last spring’s often-chilly weather may have prompted some swimmers to shy away from Lake Michigan’s waters into early summer, since lakes’ seasonal warming tends to lag that of weather in general.
But a Gaylord-based...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 7:03 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — One minute, 6-year-old Nathan Woessner was scampering up a massive dune in northern Indiana with his dad and a friend. He was gone the next, without a warning or sound.
More than three hours later, rescuers pulled Nathan out from...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 3:35 PM
BERRIEN COUNTY – Ten years ago to the day, 7 people drowned along a 25 mile stretch of the Lake Michigan coastline.
The line of cars outside Warren Dunes State Park seemed endless on the 4th of July.
"It's very busy. This is what they call the...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 2:05 PM
The chairwoman of Winnetka's Environmental and Forestry Commission has resigned out of frustration that environmental concerns were not being properly considered by the Village Council.
Debbie Ross has served on the environmental commission since its...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 11:04 AM
Rosemary Wormley was returning home after dropping her kids off at camp this morning, attempting to drive through a flooded street just blocks from her Winnetka home, when her car would go no farther.
"In a community like this, with the taxes we pay,...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 5:03 AM
HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — National Weather Service and Michigan Technological University researchers are trying to find ways to better predict when Great Lakes beaches will generate offshore currents that have claimed dozens of lives in recent years....