A Chicago man arrested in January after being caught surfing in Lake Michigan has agreed to perform community service in exchange for the charges against him being dropped.Forty-year-old Rex Flodstrom maintains that surfing isn't a crime.But his attorney, Ed Genson, said Thursday that he agreed to t
Ready to walk 167 miles this year? Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn plans to cover that distance over the course of 2012--and he wants Illinois residents to do the same in the name of health. How about 1,000 miles?
When Chicagoans want to show off the beauty of our town, we take visitors to the lakefront. Most cities don't have such a spectacular front yard. That makes December 21st an important date.Back in 1836 Chicago was still a village.
Chicago may not have an ocean, but we do have Lake Michigan. We are a maritime city. This is one day to remember that tradition, with the story of the Christmas Tree ships.Around the turn of the 20th Century, the German custom of decorating Christmas trees was taking hold in Chicago.
Editor's note: This story was produced by Interlochen Public Radio.For twenty years now state and federal governments have been trying to restore wild lake trout in Lake Michigan. Lake trout are native to the Great Lakes and were once the big game fish in all the lakes.