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On Feb. 5, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the official news: that Lake Michigan and Lake Huron have officially scraped the lowest levels recorded. Lakes Michigan and Huron — considered one lake connected at the Straits of Mackinac...
Terry Schwartz recently stared out of his office window at the Skokie Playfield, its mud surface covered with ice and snow, and remembered the summer flood of 2011. "I was sitting on an island," said Schwartz, executive director of the Winnetka Park...
Tags: Local Government, Floods
Staff WriterThe Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will hold a public informational meeting Thursday, Feb. 14, to address the changes in Emmet County, after it repealed its critical dunes ordinance last month. Both the Emmet County Planning Commission...
Tags: Michigan Legislature
A water main break caused a million-gallon water tower to drain Tuesday in Western Springs. Village officials do not expect to lift a boil water order until sometime Wednesday, more than 24 hours after the break caused the water tower in Spring Rock...
Highland Park plans to break ground Friday on a $30 million expansion of its water plant, a project in the pipeline for 15 years. The Lake Michigan water served to more than 60,000 north suburban customers will be cleaner, more abundant — and,...
Since the end of January, three bills have been introduced to garner funding for the dredging of Lake Michigan harbors. The first bill, House Bill 4106, would allow funds to be diverted from the Natural Resources Trust Fund and used for dredging in...
CHARLEVOIX — Over the course of the year, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has decided to reduce Chinook salmon stocking in Lake Michigan by 66.9 percent. Until now, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana state agencies stocked 3.3...
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...
Tags: Rogers Park
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Lake Michigan ferry that travels between Wisconsin and Michigan would be allowed to stay afloat even though it dumps 500 tons of coal ash into the lake each season, under a special provision added to a bill pending in Congress....
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...
"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...
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