| Jun 20, 2013
| 11:26 AM
It was a nice night, so Nicholas Welker and five friends and co-workers decided to go for a bike ride along Lake Michigan in the Gold Coast.
And just happened to be in the right spot to rescue a man who fell into the water.
"He was lucky we were there,...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 4:52 PM
A 72-year-old woman who was pulled from Lake Michigan in the Rogers Park neighborhood this morning has been identified.
A person who lives near the Pratt Boulevard Park called 911 about 11:20 a.m. when they saw the body. The police Marine Unit then went...
| May 25, 2013
| 3:34 PM
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...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 5:59 PM
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...
| May 5, 2013
| 8:50 PM
A kayaker who had fallen off his craft was rescued from the frigid waters of Lake Michigan this afternoon by Chicago Police Department Marine Unit divers on the Near South Side.
A fisherman spotted the man clinging to his kayak about 3:20 p.m. near...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 6:24 PM
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.
| Nov 11, 2012
| 6:58 PM
It isn't rare, but it is a bit unusual to hit 70 degrees in the month of November.
A strong push of warm air from the south across West Michigan on Sunday sent many thermometers skyrocketing to 70 or better. The record for Grand Rapids on November 11...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 8:45 PM
A big fall storm winding up over the nation's mid-section is affecting West Michigan.
While the severe threat is outside of Michigan to the south/west, much needed moderate to heavy rain will continue. This is the same system that brought rain to the...
| Oct 24, 2012
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...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 5:28 PM
A man who was pulled out of Lake Michigan by divers this afternoon in Monroe Harbor was pronounced dead, officials said.
A jogger running along a path on the lakefront spotted the man in the water at about 3:24 p.m. and called 911, said Chicago Fire...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 9:50 PM
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...