One year after a ten-year-old boy was killed by a drunk boater on the Chain O’ Lakes, his mother joined Governor Quinn at an emotional news conference today, announcing a new law, reports WBBM’s Michele Fiore.
Because of high and fast-running water caused by last week’s storms, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and its Conservation Police have banned boating along the Fox River between the dam at McHenry and the dam at Montgomery.
David Hatyina, 51, of Bartlett, who previously pleaded guilty to operating his boat under the influence of alcohol and cocaine when he ran over Tony Borcia, was before Kane County Judge Clint Hull on Thursday.
There are still a number of boats out on the lake, but the winner of the Chicago Yacht Club’s Race to Mackinac finished Sunday night.
Chicago’s proximity to Lake Michigan makes it ideal for land-locked water lovers. When the winter witch has settled down and the city’s summers start to simmer, there’s nothing better than escaping the humidity on open water. The city’s best boating trips offer that and so much more with extras and amenities that make each trip like a mini vacation.