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Chicago is sinking. Here's what that means for Lake Michigan and the Midwest

CHICAGO - The sightlines at Wrigley Field, the panorama from Navy Pier, the vantage points at the Adler Planetarium observatory - all structures built more than 100 years ago - are at least 4 inches lower now.

In the northern United States and Canada, areas that once were depressed under the tremendous weight of a massive ice sheet are springing back up while others are sinking. The Chicago area and parts of southern Lake Michigan, where glaciers disappeared 10,000

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