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New State Laws Aim To Crack Down On Unsafe Boating

The state hopes to crackdown on the unsafe operation of boats, thanks to newly-signed legislation, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

07/05/2014

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5 Ways To Get Outdoors With Dad On Father’s Day

There’s something for everyone in the great outdoors, whether your preferred landscape is rural, urban or the highway to somewhere else.

06/01/2014

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The World’s Biggest Ship Graveyard

Nouadhibou is an African sea town, whose shores serve as the final resting place for more than 300 ships. The rusted hulks that litter its coastal waters are considered an eyesore by many (go figure), but they’ve brought some unexpected benefits to the local community as well.

12/26/2013

Quinn holding up a picture of Tony Borcia at the 31st Street Harbor. (Credit: Michele Fiore)

Quinn Signs New Law 1 Year After 10-Year-Old Killed By Drunk Boater

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.

07/21/2013

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State Bans Boating On Much Of Fox River

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.

07/01/2013

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Sentencing Begins For Impaired Boater In Boy’s Death

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.

06/13/2013

Boat crews prepare to set sail in the 104th Race to Mackinac. (Credit: Natalie Cheng/CBS)

Infinite Diversion Wins 104th Race To Mackinac

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.

07/23/2012

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The Best Boating Trips Near Chicago

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.

06/30/2012