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Charity Rower Pushes on in Wake of Sex Assault

Continuing 1,500-mile trek on Lake Michigan

(Newser) - A 27-year-old woman rowing 1,500 miles around Lake Michigan for charity says she will continue her journey despite being sexually assaulted on Sunday, reports the Chicago Tribune . Jenn Gibbons was attacked while sleeping in her rowboat by a man who was apparently following her journey online. "Every single...

25-Foot Waves Pound Chicago
 25-Foot Waves Pound Chicago 

25-Foot Waves Pound Chicago

Propelled by winds of up to 60 miles per hour

(Newser) - If you live in Chicago, today is probably a bad day to go sailing. For the second straight day, Lake Michigan is being bombarded by winds gusting at up to 60mph, which are conjuring up waves up to 25 feet high. Wipeout conditions and some low-level flooding are expected along...

Man Drowns Trying to Fetch Girlfriend's Water Bottle

Man's mom says he could not swim

(Newser) - A Michigan man drowned in Lake Michigan yesterday while trying to retrieve his girlfriend's water bottle, reports the Chicago Tribune . Michael Hilling, 19, was sitting at the shore around midnight with his girlfriend when the bottle fell in. Hilling's mother said he couldn't swim. "Who would care about a...

Chicago Firemen Save Coyote Floating on Chunk of Ice

At one point it tried to swim in the 33-degree waters of Lake Michigan

(Newser) - Firemen in the nation's third largest city staged a daring rescue today ... of a wild canine resident. A coyote was spotted floating several hundred yards off the Chicago shore on a chunk of ice. A fire department boat, aided by helicopters and onshore crews, snatched the shivering animal—which at...

840,000 Gallons of Oil Leak Into Michigan River

Kalamazoo feeds into Lake Michigan

(Newser) - A pipeline that normally sends oil from Griffith, Indiana, to Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, sprang a leak Monday. What started in a small tributary has now reached the Kalamazoo River, and the oil—about 840,000 gallons spilled—could reach Lake Michigan this weekend. Volunteers are mobilizing to save local wildlife....

$3M Ill. Fish Kill Yields 1 Carp

Scientists pleased with effort to combat invasive species

(Newser) - The 3-day, $3 million attempt to purge a canal leading to Lake Michigan of invasive Asian carp has so far yielded just a single dead specimen. Biologists are still sifting through the tens of thousands of other fish poisoned in the purge, the largest deliberate fish kill in Illinois history....

US, France Scuffle Over 1679 Shipwreck in Great Lakes

Vessel was likely on Louis XIV's orders

(Newser) - The state of Michigan, French officials, and an American diver are battling over a wreck discovered at the bottom of Lake Michigan that's believed to be a French ship laden with furs and muskets on a mission for King Louis XIV. The Griffin, launched by famous French explorer La Salle...

Tyke Pulled From Lake Michigan Improving

Stiff gust thrusts stroller off Chicago pier

(Newser) - A toddler pulled from frigid Lake Michigan yesterday after being submerged for some 15 minutes was improving today, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. The boy's stroller was blown in as his grandfather was pushing him along a Chicago pier. The grandfather, who leaped in after him as he called for help,...

Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor's Water

Sunbelt lusts for Great Lakes' water, but eight states vow to keep it

(Newser) - You'd think the warm weather and easy living would make the West and South leave Frostbelters alone. But no, they want what that frost is made from: water. As drought and development strain limited local water resources, the Sunbelt wants to tap some of the billions of gallons of Great...

Plane Crash Kills Transplant Team
Plane Crash Kills Transplant Team

Plane Crash Kills Transplant Team

Surgeons carrying organs to critical patient lost in Lake Michigan

(Newser) - Six members of a transplant team on a life-saving mission were killed when their plane plunged into Lake Michigan, 6 miles from Milwaukee. The AP reports the team included the pilot and co-pilot  of the Cessna Citation, a cardiac surgeon, a transplant donor specialist and a trainee in pediatric cardiothoracic...

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