Early risers who wanted to greet the lake had a place to gather on Friday mornings this summer and fall. Friday Morning Swim Club, a group meetup for early morning swimmers, was created by five friends last summer and has become very popular over the past year. What started as a small gathering surpassed anything […]
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How Mayor Richard J. Daley’s ambitious plan failed to take flight
The former mayor encountered ‘generosity and kindness,’ enjoyed Lake Michigan’s ‘clarity and vastness’—and popped a couple bicycle tubes.
A glimpse into Chicago’s history on the 200th anniversary of the state it resides in.
No more fascistic lifeguards, just sun-loving Russians expats and triathloners in training.
New information shows that U.S. Steel contaminated the groundwater at its Portage plant which is now leaking towards the Burns Waterway
Surfrider Chicago says the penalty against the northwest Indiana steelmaker should be $5.3 million, not the proposed $600,000.
One of the best local spots to surf is surrounded by a grimy industrial landscape in northwest Indiana.
Credit: Tomasz Zajda – stock.adobe.com Bike to Work Challenge The annual Bike to Work event now spans two weeks, rewarding commuters for putting down the Ventra card or the car keys and picking up a helmet and U-lock. Prizes will be awarded; more information can be found at bikecommuterchallenge.org. Through-Fri 6/29, kick-off rally (date to […]
Stops on the Underground Railroad, an urban cheese factory, and an eye-popping Hindu temple are among Crystal Dyer’s road-trip recommendations.
The “Washed Ashore” display, which shines a spotlight on all the garbage in the ocean, is now outside the Shedd Aquarium.
Luckily for swimmers and beachgoers, the city is using a new rapid-result test that analyzes levels bacteria in the water.