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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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