The Supreme Court for a third time has turned aside an urgent appeal from Great Lakes states to close Chicago-area shipping channels so invasive Asian carp won't have a doorway into the world's largest freshwater ecosystem.
It was with some trepidation that Stephanie Kim and her husband, Brendan, 40 and 42, put their Chicago townhouse on the market in June. While the place was in great shape, prices in their city were off 8% from 2010 -- and of the 30 similar homes in the area listed the previous year, only nine had sold.
A 15-year-old high school sophomore, accused of holding 23 classmates and a teacher hostage at his Wisconsin school on Monday, fired his two weapons at least five times, police believe, and had a duffel bag containing more bullets with him, authorities said Tuesday.
Michigan's governor and the boss of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday they believe "significant progress" has been made on cleaning an oil spill on the Kalamazoo River, but the spill remains a serious situation.
The sound of the waves helps me daydream as I watch the wind carry grains of sand across my toes. Seagulls circle the water, carefully watching their prey. My niece and nephew giggle as they build sand castles on the beach. And as I look to the horizon, sailboats speckle the water with mighty freighters in the distance.
We all know about the Confederate states leaving the Union. But that was far from the only secessionist movement in American history. Here are some rebellious regions you won't find in too many history books.
When the Milwaukee Braves won the World Series in 1957, and when the Brewers got back there in 1982, baseball fans literally danced down Wisconsin Avenue to Lake Michigan in celebration. Even after the heartbreak of a Game 7 loss in St. Louis 26 years ago, they filled County Stadium on a chilly October day for a thank-you rally and cheered, proud and defiant, as star and future Hall of Famer Robin Yount roared around the warning track on a motorcycle.
Summer heat is winding down on the Lake Michigan lakefront and winter's cold wind is still months away, making this a great time to visit Chicago. And a few minutes on the Internet will show you there's more than enough going on to keep you entertained.
Plans to process a heavy grade of crude oil from oil sands in the Canadian province of Alberta have sparked a nasty battle in the Midwest, where some politicians are angry that the move will increase pollution in the Great Lakes, according to a report Wednesday.
Ever since Tony Kim flipped his "Starter Home" for an $80,000 profit six months after buying it, he's been on a perpetual hunt for new ways to milk the real estate market. He scored in the past five years with condos in Southern California and South Korea. Now he's chasing an intriguing new play: buying up individual hotel rooms.
When extended families vacation together, space is paramount. With more elbows than room, the owners of a turn-of-the-century Lakeside, Mich. house looked to the other structure on their property: a 1920s English-style carriage house long used as the family's storage shed. As children, the three siblings spent their summers in the main residence, a three-bedroom, two-bath house atop a Lake Michigan bluff. Now owners of the property--a shared inheritance from their parents--they wanted to accommodate all of their families for summers and holidays. The carriage house, while an obvious choice for more room, wasn't an easy fix. Its main floor offered two garages and a bare-bones kitchenette, the upstairs rooms were cramped, and without heat it was livable only in summer. So their architects converted one of the car bays into a living room, souped up the kitchen, added a bathroom and enclosed the screen porch for a dining room. A dormer attached to the second floor transformed the upstairs, and a heating syste...
A single-engine plane trying to land in a thunderstorm nose-dived into utility wires on Milwaukee's east side Saturday night, where it remained entangled for hours while the pilot was rescued, police said.
Someone says, "Wisconsin." What thoughts immediately come to mind? The Green Bay Packers? Dairy products? A TV show? ("Happy Days" for the middle-age crowd; "That '70s Show" for the younger generation).
With world-class golf courses, a spectacular arts center and a waterfront promenade on Lake Michigan, Sheboygan, Wis. has come a long way from its curious 19th-century distinction as the city of the four Cs: chairs, cheese, churches and children.
When I first rolled into Milwaukee on a winter evening, I had nothing to fuel my wandering but the Laverne & Shirley theme song. Hardly romantic. Yet, in the wanderer's ultimate payoff, I fell in love. Unexpectedly. With Milwaukee.
Located just east of Green Bay and jutting out like a thumb into Lake Michigan, Wisconsin's Door County remains, for the most part, a jealously guarded secret. Weekenders from Milwaukee (2 1/2 hours south) and Chicago (4 1/2 hours south) are a common sight. But the peninsula seldom attracts notice outside the region.