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Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Nov. 23, 2021 12:18 PM EST

Chicago Tribune. November 22, 2021. Editorial: A cool glass of Lake Michigan water. Cheap for some, irrationally expensive for others. How long can you go without water before your blood begins to boil? Can you last a day without showering, water for...

Pilot among 4 who died in Michigan plane crash was a teacher

Nov. 17, 2021 10:44 AM EST

BEAVER ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — A pilot who was among four people who died after a plane crash on a Michigan island has been identified as a history teacher. William Julian, 55, was flying the plane for Island Airways, which takes travelers between Beaver Island and...

Judge keeps Michigan oil pipeline case in federal court

Nov. 16, 2021 18:15 PM EST

A federal judge retained jurisdiction Tuesday in a dispute over a Canadian oil pipeline that runs through a section of the Great Lakes, rejecting Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's contention that the case belongs in state court. The clash over whether Enbridge Energy's...

Plane crash survivor's mom: Dad's embrace shielded daughter

Nov. 16, 2021 09:31 AM EST

BEAVER ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — The mother of an 11-year-old girl who was the sole survivor of a plane crash on Michigan’s Beaver Island that killed her father and three others believes her husband protected her from more serious injuries by holding her tightly as the plane went down. ...

4 people killed in plane crash on Michigan’s Beaver Island

Nov. 13, 2021 21:32 PM EST

BEAVER ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — Four of five people on a commuter plane died Saturday afternoon when it crashed on an island in Lake Michigan, authorities said. The plane went down at an airport on Beaver Island, located west of Mackinaw City, according to the Charlevoix...

Body found off Lake Michigan in 1988 exhumed for DNA

Nov. 12, 2021 12:50 PM EST

NEW BUFFALO, Mich. (AP) — Authorities exhumed the remains of a woman and took a DNA sample to try to determine her identity, more than 33 years after the body washed ashore off Lake Michigan in southwestern Michigan. Investigators believe the woman was 40 to 60 years...

Federal court considering dispute over Lake Michigan access

Nov. 11, 2021 11:57 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court appeared unlikely to disturb a 2018 Indiana Supreme Court ruling that held that the shoreline of Lake Michigan is, and always has been, owned by the state for the public's use. Judges on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago...

White House: US will discuss Michigan pipeline with Canada

Nov. 08, 2021 21:11 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. and Canada will discuss the future of an oil pipeline that crosses part of the Great Lakes and is the subject of rising tension over whether it should be shut down, the White House said Monday. President Joe Biden is caught in a...

Man arrested in slaying of pregnant woman found in lake

Nov. 05, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 21-year-old Chicago man has been arrested and faces a first-degree murder charge in the slaying of a pregnant woman whose body was found this summer in Lake Michigan. It was not clear Friday if the man has been been arraigned. ...

Utility eyes earlier shutdown of Lake Michigan power plant

Oct. 29, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana utility company is looking to shutter a coal-fired power plant along Lake Michigan two years earlier than planned. Northern Indiana Public Service Co. said it now plans to retire its electricity generating plant in Michigan...