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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Chicago

Many know Chicago is known as “the Windy City” and Wrigley Field is one of America’s oldest baseball stadiums, but there are a lot of other things about this great city that are not widely known.

09/17/2014

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Beaches Along Great Lakes To Get Life-Saving Aids

An effort to prevent people from drowning due to dangerous currents along the Great Lakes will include installing kits with life-saving aids such as ring buoys and youth life jackets at 10 public beaches along Lake Michigan, officials announced Monday.

05/19/2014

Great Lakes

Search For Shipwreck Yields Trove Of Uncertainty

Excited shipwreck hunters and scientists assembled in a Lake Michigan fishing village last June, hoping to solve a mystery dating back more than three centuries: the fate of a ship sailed by the 17th century French explorer René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, during a voyage of discovery extending from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico.

05/06/2014

Great Lakes ice cover as of March 8th, 2014. (credit: NOAA/Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory)

Lake Michigan Ice Cover Breaks 37-Year-Old Record

Lake Michigan’s ice cover has set a record. The federal government’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor reports that ice spread across 93.29 percent of the lake’s surface area on Saturday.

03/11/2014

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Report: Great Lakes Levels Rebounded In 2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says Great Lakes water levels rebounded sharply last year after a prolonged low period dating from the late 1990s. A report issued Tuesday says Lake Superior rose early two feet, almost twice as much ground as it usually gains during its seasonal rise

03/04/2014

Great Lakes

Great Lakes Levels Rise, But Slump Hasn’t Ended

Abundant rain and snowfall have given the Great Lakes a boost this year, but it’s too early to declare an end to slumping water levels that have plagued the inland seas since the late 1990s and made life miserable for cargo shippers and marina operators, federal scientists said Wednesday.

11/20/2013

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Shipwreck Not Found, But Explorers Pressing On

After nearly a week of searching the muddy Lake Michigan bottom, a research team has failed to find the wreckage of a 17th century ship — but leaders said Thursday they weren’t giving up.

06/20/2013

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Scientists: Timber In Lake Michigan Centuries Old

A wooden beam embedded at the bottom of northern Lake Michigan appears to have been there for centuries, underwater archaeologists announced Tuesday, a crucial finding as crews dig toward what they hope is the carcass of a French ship that disappeared while exploring the Great Lakes in the 17th century.

06/18/2013

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Remote Mich. Village Abuzz Over Shipwreck Search

Commercial fisherman Larry Barbeau’s comings and goings usually don’t create much of a stir in this wind-swept Lake Michigan outpost, but in the past few days, his phone jangles the minute he arrives home.

06/17/2013

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Monitoring For Asian Carp To Increase In Illinois

The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee outlined a $6.5 million plan on Thursday that includes expanding efforts to remove the invasive fish from the Upper Illinois River below a set of electrical barriers meant to keep them from reaching Lake Michigan.

05/09/2013

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Lawmaker Wants Review Of Lake Michigan Outflows

A member of Congress from Michigan wants federal officials to take another look at the longstanding policy of allowing millions of gallons of water to flow out of Lake Michigan daily at Chicago.

11/01/2012

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High Winds, 25-Foot Waves Forecast In Chicago

Hundreds of miles from its turbulent center, superstorm Sandy’s outer bands were violent enough to rip up near-record high waves Tuesday on Lake Michigan, sending a community of avid surfers in Chicago into the cold, churning waters despite warnings from city officials.

10/30/2012

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Minnesota Man, 26, Dies After Lake Michigan Rescue

A Minnesota man has died after being pulled from Lake Michigan off a state park in western Michigan.

09/06/2012

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Coast Guard Begins Icebreaking On Great Lakes

The U.S. Coast Guard has begun ice breaking operations in response to colder temperatures and ice growth in the western Great Lakes region.

12/22/2011

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Kayaker Rescued After 30 Min In Lake Michigan

A 28-year-old kayaker is recovering after his watercraft overturned in Lake Michigan, leaving him in 58-degree waters for about 30 minutes.

10/01/2011

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