| Nov 2, 2012
| 7:35 AM
Any native of West Michigan knows that when you get to November, you start to roll the dice with the forecast. After all, Grand Rapids does average more than six inches of snow for the month. So, any weekend with quiet weather is appreciated a little...
| Jul 18, 2012
Sauk Village officials are working on an emergency plan and might provide residents with bottled water in response to a report that says the well water in the small south suburb is contaminated, the mayor said Tuesday night.
About 250 residents...
| May 29, 2012
"One woman. One Great Lake. One great cause."
In her attempt to become the first person to row – yes row – the 1,500 mile perimeter of Lake Michigan, 27-year-old Jenn Gibbons will be completely self-sufficient. She’ll pack 210...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 9:58 AM
Chicago rowing coach and charity founder Jenn Gibbons plans to continue her 1,500-mile rowing journey around the perimeter of Lake Michigan after surviving a sexual assault that took place in her rowboat on Sunday.
“Quitting is an option,”...
| Mar 23, 2012
The country cousin to Lake County's more affluent suburbs, Lindenhurst is a village nestled among the lakes, forest preserves and parks that its residents cherish.
Except for the families who farmed this area for generations, people settled in "Lindy"...
| May 23, 2012
| 10:02 AM
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, had dinner at upscale Mexican restaurant Mercadito Monday while in Chicago for NATO. And as you would expect, he had plenty of company.
Besides the Prince's table of seven, the large...
| May 14, 2012
| 3:09 PM
Chicago police pulled a man's body from Lake Michigan south of North Avenue Beach this afternoon.
Chicago Fire Department rescuers and the Police Marine Unit were dispatched to near 1500 N. Lake Shore Drive about 2:30 p.m., and the Marine Unit pulled a...
| May 22, 2012
| 4:52 PM
Before families head to Lake Michigan for a day of fun at the beach, they will want to check a new Beach Hazard Statement the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids is launching Friday.
The alert will state water conditions in places like Holland,...
| May 25, 2012
| 1:48 PM
Dive teams found a body in Lake Michigan as they searched this morning for a freshman at St. Scholastica Academy who disappeared while swimming with two other students Thursday afternoon in Rogers Park.
Lexie Adu, 15, whose family immigrated from Ghana...
| May 26, 2012
| 12:14 AM
Chicago police and firefighters rescued three kayakers from Lake Michigan early Saturday morning.
Police received a "marine distress" call about 1 a.m., Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said. The three were kayaking in the...
| May 30, 2012
| 7:40 AM
The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended a search launched overnight after a fisherman on Wolf Lake reported hearing a pilot radio that he was making an emergency landing on water, officials said.
The Coast Guard, aided by a Chicago police helicopter,...