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  • After years of research, the Army Corps of Engineers has released a report on preventing Asian carp from invading Lake Michigan.
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  • Swim bans in effect for some Chicago beaches
  • The National Weather Service says waves would continue building Tuesday night, with the highest waves expected between Chicago and Michigan City.
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  • Waves on Lake Michigan could reach up to 15 feet as a cold front passes through the Chicago area.
  • High winds on Lake Michigan could cause waves from six to nine feet, with some rogue waves hitting fifteen feet, from Winthrop Harbor to Gary.
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  • Nathan Woessner, 6, got out of bed and was able to walk with assistance, doctors said.
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  • The boy who was rescued after being buried under sand at Indiana Dunes last weekend is breathing on his own.
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  • Mount Baldy in the Indiana dunes will remain closed indefinitely as investigators try to figure out what caused a mysterious cavern in the sand that swallowed a six-year-old boy last Friday.
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  • A boy was recovering Saturday after he fell into a hole in the sand on a Lake Michigan beach in Indiana and was rescued by emergency crews.
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  • A World War II fighter plane rose from its grave in the cold waters of Lake Michigan 67 years after it crashed during a training mission.
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  • The National Weather Service says there's a heightened risk for rip currents in some areas in Lake Michigan.
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  • Chicago's Mayor Daley is demanding a criminal investigation into an oil spill in the Kalamazoo River in Michigan.
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  • Asian Carp (file)
  • More DNA from the invasive Asian carp has been found near Lake Michigan.
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  • Crews armed with electrified fishing rods and nets are searching the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal for Asian carp.
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  • Asian Carp (file)
  • A federal official says DNA from Asian carp has been detected in Lake Michigan for the first time -- but it's still not certain whether the fish themselves have entered the lake.
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  • Asian Carp (file)
  • A legal battle intensifies to close Chicago's Ship and Sanitary Canal in the fight against the destructive Asian carp.
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  • Asian Carp (file)
  • Michigan asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to sever a century-old connection between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River system to prevent Asian carp from invading the lakes and endangering their $7 billion fishery.
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  • The fight to protect the Great Lakes from an Asian carp invasion may move into a court room.
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  • Asian Carp (file)
  • As Michigan's AG fights to keep the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal closed to stop the spread of Asian carp, fishermen are pulling up the last of their nets at Cal Sag.
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  • On Thursday night, environmental biologists found what they feared-- one Asian carp in a shipping canal leading to Lake Michigan.
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  • Poisoned fish are beginning to float to the surface of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal.
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  • Wildlife officials planned to dump a toxic chemical into a 6-mile stretch of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal Wednesday night. They want to kill the Asian carp. It's part of an ongoing effort to keep the invasive fish from entering the Great Lakes.
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  • Asian Carp (file)
  • The state plans to dump a toxic chemical into the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal on Wednesday in its effort to stop the invasive Asian carp.
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  • A historic war plane was pulled from the waters of Lake Michigan.
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