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49th Street Shipwreck

On July 15, 1914, two hundred University of Chicago students stood on the shore of Lake Michigan to watch a ship pull in. Or perhaps they were on board the ship itself–nautical history lends itself to fantastic lore. Either way,…

The Local Board

For most Chicago residents, the lakefront is the last place you’d want to be caught on a blustery day. But the sharp winds and crashing waves off Lake Michigan beckon a small but dedicated group of surfers to the shore, donning wetsuits and ready to dive into the icy waters. It may seem unlikely that such a coastal pastime would catch on in land-locked Illinois, but surfing’s got a real following here.