Best Backpacking Trails In The Continental USA brief profile of five of the best backtracking trails in the continental United States
Crews Find Asian Carp Creeping Closer To Lake MichiganFederal crews have discovered two Asian carp in the Illinois River, 12 miles closer to Lake Michigan than where others of that size previously were seen.
Gwen Jorgensen Wins Chicago Triathlon To Take World TitleGwen Jorgensen won the ITU World Triathlon Series' Grand Final on Friday for her second straight season championship. Jorgensen, from St. Paul, Minnesota, has won 12 straight events. She finished the 1,500-meter swim in Lake Michigan, 40-kilometer bike ride and 10-kilometer run in 1 hour, 55 minutes, 36 seconds, rallying from 17th after the bike leg.
A 48 Hour Guide To ChicagoA practical travel guide for the best lodging, dining, transportation and attractions in Chicago, especially for travelers who have just 48 hours to visit America's third largest city.
Man Goes Overboard, Dies While Sailing On Lake MichiganAuthorities say a Wisconsin man has died after he went overboard while sailing on Lake Michigan. The Racine County Sheriff's Office says it got a call around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday about a vessel in distress on the lake.
Best Waterfront Destinations In The USMost every popular destination in America shares something in common — a waterfront setting.
Beautiful Ice Caves Form On Lake MichiganA man in Northern Michigan discovered some spectacular ice caves forming on Lake Michigan. When Eric Lepaugh saw mounds forming along the lakeshore, he made the trek out onto the frozen waters and found some spectacular ice caves.
Feds: Sampling Finds More Asian Carp DNA Near Lake MichiganA federal report says genetic markers of Asian carp are still showing up in Chicago-area waterways, which environmentalists say highlights the continuing threat that invasive fish will reach the Great Lakes.
Study Planned On Dealing With Great Lakes ChangesWith Great Lakes levels finally back to normal after a 15-year downturn, the University of Michigan plans research to help people in the region prepare for future ups and downs. The university's Graham Sustainability Institute announced the program this week, as federal scientists reported that Lakes Superior, Huron, Michigan and Erie are well above their long-term average levels. Lake Ontario is slightly below.
Great Lakes Water Level Slump Over, Future UnclearTwo unusually wet years have finally ended the lengthiest period on record of low Great Lakes water levels — a blessing for long-suffering cargo shippers and recreational boaters — although scientists said Tuesday it's uncertain whether the recovery is temporary or heralds a trend.
10 Things You Didn't Know About ChicagoMany 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.
Beaches Along Great Lakes To Get Life-Saving AidsAn 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.