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Why Does ‘Pancake Ice’ Form On Lake Michigan? Experts Say Some Weather Magic Is Needed To Form The Mini Icebergs

The waterlily-like ice formations require a specific balance of elements to come about, and its existence is fleeting amid the strong waves of Lake Michigan.


Hyde Park Swimmer, 93, Celebrates 60 Years After Becoming First Person To Swim Across Lake Michigan

Ted Erikson is an accomplished swimmer who conquered the English Channel, among other feats — but it's Lake Michigan that always calls him back.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

As Lake Michigan Recedes, Howard Beach Playground Getting Reinstalled After It Was Threatened By Erosion

A rising Lake Michigan had caused the loss of Howard Beach and the temporary removal of its playground.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Teen Lost In Lake Michigan As People Urged To Stay Away Because Of Dangerous Waves And Currents

Dangerous wave conditions and possible lake shore flooding remain a possibility Tuesday, the National Weather Service said.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

2 Rogers Park Beaches Devastated During Weekend Storm Will Be Replaced With Rocks, City Says

"The lake has spoken." City crews tried to save beach space at Rogers and Howard parks, but ultimately couldn't after last weekend's storm.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Rogers Park Residents Assess Damage After Weekend Storm Brings Massive Waves, High Winds

PHOTOS: At Loyola Beach, debris and downed fencing show the ferocity of storms as neighbors worry their beloved lakefront beaches are being eroded.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Can Any Rogers Park Beaches Be Saved? Crews Work To Protect Howard Beach’s Remaining Shoreline As Lake Swells

Work has wrapped up at Juneway Beach, where the city erected a massive rock wall to fight shoreline erosion.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Army Corps Of Engineers To Address Rising Lake Levels And South Side Shore Erosion At Monday Meeting

With emergency work underway to stabilize the Far North Side's shoreline, U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush wants to save the South Side's shoreline, too.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

High Lake Levels Are Pushing City To Prepare For A Dangerous Winter And A Precarious Future

Chicago's needed lakefront repairs will cost in the billions of dollars. “The work we are talking about is with a 'B' and not an 'M' when it comes to money,” Ald. Harry Osterman (48th) told residents Monday night.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

As Lakefront Levels Reach 30-Year High, North Side Aldermen Frantically Work To Find Fix To Shoreline Problem

The city has installed barriers to prevent flooding onto Lake Shore Drive, but Ald. Brian Hopkins said they are nothing more than a band-aid.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

It Finally Feels Like Beach Weather, But Lake Michigan Remains Dangerously Cold For Swimmers

A year ago, Lake Michigan's temperature was 70 degrees near the lakefront. It's only 64 degrees right now.


Don’t Swim Today: ‘Life-Threatening’ Waves And Rip Currents Possible At All City Beaches

The weather is expected to be beautiful, but conditions in Lake Michigan are too dangerous for swimming, forecasters say.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore