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Lake Michigan

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  • First snow by early next week?

    First snow by early next week?
    A blast of Canadian air is expected to drop temperatures close to the freezing mark at the beginning of next week, and that could mean snow showers or something called graupel, a cross between hail and snow. "Soft hail," explains National Weather...
  • Swimmers warned to stay out of Lake Michigan

    Swimmers warned to stay out of Lake Michigan
    The National Weather Service is warning people on beaches along Lake Michigan to stay out of the water because of dangerous swimming conditions. A beach hazards alert is in effect until 9 p.m. today because of high waves and strong rip currents along the...
  • Chicago Overnight Report

    Chicago Overnight Report
    A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk. • A 9-year-old girl drowned while swimming with other children near a boat launch along Fox Lake in northwest suburban Ingleside, authorities said. The girl was playing with the other...
  • Police: Search continues for man reportedly missing in lake off Jackson Park

    Police: Search continues for man reportedly missing in lake off Jackson Park
    Police divers are searching the waters of Lake Michigan for a man who was reported missing by his brother after a raft drifted away from a beach and into Lake Michigan near Jackson Park on the South Side. Police Marine Unit Officer Jean McCarthy said...
  • Body found Saturday confirmed as missing man

    Body found Saturday confirmed as missing man
    The body of man pulled from Lake Michigan Staurday off the shore of Hyde Park has been identified of a man whose inflatable raft drifted away from the lakefront last week, authorities said. The body of Anthony Tyson, 54, was found about 4 p.m....
  • The Florida of Europe

    The Florida of Europe
    SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Canary Islands — These islands are Europe's Florida: a subtropical climate, sandy beaches edged with palms, even theme parks as large as those in the United States. Yet, many Americans don't have a clue where these seven...
  • Coal-burning Badger ferry can pollute Lake Michigan until 2015

    Coal-burning Badger ferry can pollute Lake Michigan until 2015
    After winning exemptions from environmental laws for more than a decade, owners of the last coal-powered steamship on the Great Lakes agreed Friday to a court-enforced deadline to stop dumping toxic pollution into Lake Michigan. But the proposed legal...
  • Color your world

     Color your world
    Above the Grove Portage Trail at the River Trail Nature Center in Northbrook, the canopy of trees was taxicab yellow. With the sun pouring down from above, the colors glowed. Beneath them, we walkers gaped at the view, pointed our cameras and counted...
  • Feds: Ex-water supervisor hid use of tainted well

    Feds: Ex-water supervisor hid use of tainted well
    Crestwood's former water supervisor may have signed public documents that concealed the use of a contaminated well, but she was merely a clerk who took orders from top village officials, one of her attorneys told a federal jury Tuesday. "Theresa...
  • Ex-official guilty in tainted water case

    Ex-official guilty in tainted water case
    A federal jury didn't hear from prosecutors about toxic chemicals in the drinking water of south suburban Crestwood. Or about higher-than-normal cancer rates in the working-class village. But on Monday, the jury ensured that the only public official...
  • Former Crestwood official pleads guilty in tainted well scheme

    Former Crestwood official pleads guilty in tainted well scheme
    A state inspector visiting south suburban Crestwood in 2007 had a question for one of its top water officials: How could the village have pumped out more water than it had claimed to purchase from nearby Alsip? Certified water operator Frank Scaccia...