Army Corps approves $778M plan to block Asian carp advance

Science 05/24/19, 15:17

The head of the Army Corps of Engineers has sent Congress a $778 million plan to fortify an Illinois waterway with noisemakers, electric cables and other devices in the hope that they will prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, where the aggressive invaders could leave other fish with ...

Illinois governor OKs first steps on blocking Asian carp

U.S. 04/29/19, 13:27

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he is willing to take initial steps toward fortifying a lock-and-dam system on a Chicago-area waterway so it can protect Lake Michigan from invasive Asian carp.Pritzker, a Democrat, told the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a letter Friday that he had authorized the state's ...

PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

World 03/23/19, 03:30

This week's gallery includes shards of ice collecting along the shore of Lake Michigan; wind turbines at dawn in Maine; and a vigil after the mass shootings in New Zealand. A man walks through a section of a road damaged by Cyclone Idai in Nhamatanda, Mozambique, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) ...

Indiana lawmakers considering casino moves, sports betting

Sports 02/10/19, 10:08

A shake-up of Indiana's gambling laws being debated could see two new casinos being built and allow legalizing sports betting to start as early as next year.The proposal has cleared a state Senate committee and comes as Indiana's 13 casinos have largely seen years of declining revenue amid increased competition ...

Cost of keeping Asian carp from Great Lakes nearly triples

Enviroment 11/28/18, 17:40

Fortifying an Illinois waterway to prevent invasive carp from using it as a path to Lake Michigan could cost nearly three times as much as federal planners previously thought, according to an updated report. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this week released a final strategy plan for upgrading the Brandon ...

Authorities: 1 swimmer dead, 1 missing in Lake Michigan

U.S. 11/05/18, 12:58

Authorities say a 46-year-old man has died and a 52-year-old woman is missing after going swimming in hazardous waters in Lake Michigan near a Chicago suburb.The city of Highland Park says in a statement the Elgin woman and the Itasca man were part of a group of about 10 people ...

Investigators want to know who left gator in Lake Michigan

U.S. 10/09/18, 10:49

Authorities don't know who dumped a four-foot-long reptile in Lake Michigan, but they now know what kind it is.After initially believing the animal spotted Monday swimming near Waukegan, Illinois, by a startled kayaker was a caiman, officials now say it is actually an alligator.Either way, it had no business paddling ...

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