Lake Michigan

14 songs that remind us of how much we love Chicago

The best cities have a tendency to inspire musicians to write songs about them, and Chicago is no exception to that rule. Rockers, rappers, …

Gwen Stefani

Indiana Agency Hasn’t Turned Over Records on Toxic Spill, Chicago Says

Within days after one of U.S. Steel’s northwest Indiana plants spilled more than 900 pounds of a highly toxic metal into a waterway that feeds into …

Water

EDITORIAL: Toxic leak into Lake Michigan should not have been a secret

It’s a new day for the environment, and not in a hopeful sense.<p>A steel company’s request to Indiana authorities for “confidential treatment” when it …

Environment

Oil Spills into Lake Michigan from BP Refinery

By Erwin Seba and Edward McAllister<p>(Reuters) - An unknown amount of oil leaked from BP Plc's Whiting refinery in Indiana into Lake Michigan after a …

Great Lakes

City of Chicago will sue U.S. Steel over spill of toxic metal into Lake Michigan

CHICAGO -- The City of Chicago is taking legal action against U.S. Steel after the company dumped more toxic metal into Lake Michigan last month.<p>In …

Water

The three things you need to know today in Chicago: Fri, Nov 17

1. Beloved German holiday bazaar Christkindlmarket opens for the season in Daley Plaza today, from 11am to 9pm.<p>2. The City of Chicago kicks off the …

Great Lakes

I’m Not A Weather Girl, I’m A Meteorologist

STEM Television’s top female meteorologists are pushing back against the term “weather girls” and the misinformation surrounding it.<p>0<p>shares //<p>share …

Weather

Winged 'Goblin' Has Followed Chicago Family / Witness For 45+ Years

<b>The following list includes the locations where the witness had seen / encountered this winged being throughout the years. Her family has also</b> …

UFOs

The City of Chicago uses R to issue beach safety alerts

Among the many interesting talks I saw a the Domino Data Science Pop-Up in Chicago earlier this week was the presentation by Gene Lynes and Nick …

Data Science

Tilting skyscraper window lets you hover 1,000 feet over Chicago

TILT! is a steel and glass kinetic platform that rotates 30 degrees leaning outward the John Hancock Center facade. It was engineered by Thornton …

Chicago

Cedar-Clad Modern Marvel Sitting Pretty in the Unlikely Locale of Indiana

Indiana isn't the first place that pops into one's mind when thinking of modern home design. However, we ask you to put the state's reputation aside …

Houses

Toxic algae flourishes despite vast sums spent to prevent it

Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat — unaware that he was being poisoned.<p>A …

Water

Lake Bluff Concours d’Elegance of Southwest Michigan

<i>Photo courtesy Lake Bluff Concours.</i><p>After a couple name changes and one leadership change over the last dozen years, the Lake Bluff Concours of …

Classic Cars

The Intelligent Snow Melt System

Holland, Michigan, a town just off the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, sees a lot of snow. But instead of relying on a network of snowplows, salting, …

DevOps

County Board to examine high water rates

Alarmed by the wide disparity of water rates in the Chicago area and excessive water loss, the Cook County Board voted on Wednesday to hold a hearing that will examine the issue.<p>Commissioner Richard Boykin proposed the hearing after an investigation by the Chicago Tribune found that residents in …

Great Lakes

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Off campus housing for UWM can be found just north of downtown Milwaukee. Bike for only a few minutes and you can arrive right at the coast of Lake …

Education

Perch, say it again, perch: Chicago fishing, Midwest Fishing Report

Perch coming in, big time, on Chicago Southeast Side leads this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.<p>While thinking on perch, remember that …

Fishing

Best Rooftop Views Of Chicago For Free

Why stand in those long lines of the observation decks to get a view of Chicago? This city offers some good rooftop options which are FREE to enter. …

Boston

Record cold temperatures freeze Chicago

Friday morning also brought the first snow of the season, with flurries falling across the area

Weather

Astronaut shares amazing photo of northern lights from space

We can't get enough of these photos of Michigan and the Great Lakes from outer space.<p>The latest is from Scott Kelly, an American astronaut who tweeted a widely shared photo of Chicago and Lake Michigan late Wednesday night.<p>You can see the bright lights of the Windy City — and other major cities …

News (U.S.)

Chicago Weather: Cars spin out, crash during 1st snowfall of season

The Chicago area saw its first measurable snowfall of the season Friday. It was pretty to look at, but terrible to drive in for some motorists who …

Weather

The GOP Keeps Admitting That They Need to Cut Taxes on the Rich so Their Donors Don't Get Mad at Them

The first year of the Trump administration has not been, how shall we say, “good,” not even for the baddies, and especially not for Congressional …

U.S. Politics

Historic 1915 Van Bergen-designed mansion seeks $1.6M in Evanston

The sprawling five-bedroom home features a landscaped yard and views of Lake Michigan<p>Designed by notable architect John S. Van Bergen, Evanston’s landmarked Harold R. White House is back on the market with a new, lower price. Van Bergen, who worked directly under Frank Lloyd Wright in his studio in …

Sotheby's

Private Ski Resort opens to the public for the 1st time in 80 years

<b>Members of Spain and Finland’s Olympic 1/2 pipe snowboarding team – Image taken by: Wendy Wooley</b><p>Back in 2010, do you remember all the hoopla about …

Skiing

Battered & Bruised

In the early days of the Chicago Bulls and the Milwaukee Bucks, a rivalry was born The two cities are strikingly similar. They share a Great Lake …

Basketball

Reilly wants to narrow temperature range for horse-drawn carriages

Chicago’s roughly two dozen horse-drawn carriages would be prohibited from operating whenever the temperature rises to 80 degrees or drops to 20 …

Rahm Emanuel

7 Cliché Travel Instagram Pictures We All Love and HATE (or Love to Hate?)

Ahh… the lovely Instagram. My personal relationship with this social network I love AND hate. About 95 million images are shared on Instagram a day, …

Great Lakes

Groundwater in Illinois

Using data from the Illinois Water Inventory Program, scientists at the Illinois State Water Survey have developed an interactive map of where every …

Great Lakes

What Type of Home $175K Gets You Across the Country

While home ownership is the proverbial American dream, it can quickly turn into a nightmare by hefty price tags and costs of living, especially in popular urban areas. All is not lost though! There are plenty of homes out there that are affordable in, and near, some pretty cool cities. Trulia …

Grand Rapids

VIDEO: Five Things to Do in Grand Haven

Situated at the mouth of the Grand River and right along the eastern coast of picturesque Lake Michigan, the city of Grand Haven is a ticket to …

Travel