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Police Officer Rescues Teens From Des Plaines River

A west suburban police officer rescued some teens from an overturned canoe last week.

03/31/2014

A woman struggles with her umbrella amid strong winds in Chicago on Thursday. (Credit: CBS)

High Winds Persist; Flood Risk Continues For Some Rivers

High winds have subsided a bit since Thursday’s storm, when four tornadoes might have touched down in central Illinois, but dangerous winds will persist through the afternoon, and gusts of up to 45 mph are likely on Friday.

02/21/2014

Evanston Police Officer Sean O'Brien was running errands Tuesday when he spotted a small boy running around in the street in Des Plaines. When the boy jumped in the river, O'Brien jumped in after him and saved his life. (Credit: Sun-Times Media)

Evanston Officer’s Rescue Effort Earns National Award

Police officer Sean O’Brien, credited with the dramatic rescue of a boy from the frigid Des Plaines River last year, has been named Officer of the Month by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

01/20/2014

Floyd the fox terrier. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Firefighters Save Floyd The Dog From Des Plaines River

Firefighters rescued a 13-month-old dog who slipped into the Des Plaines River in River Forest.

12/31/2013

Fire department divers and other rescue workers tend to a deer they pulled out of the icy Des Plaines River on Monday. An van from the Animal Welfare League took the deer away after it was wrapped in a blanket. (Credit: CBS)

Deer Dies After Firefighters Pull Buck From Icy River

Two divers from the Willow Springs Fire Department went into the water along the shore of Columbia Woods in Willow Springs to help free the deer from the ice.

12/09/2013

(Credit: Thinkstock)

Flood-Prone Gurnee Grade School To Be Torn Down

A historic school that has long been a thorn in the side of Gurnee School District 56 is coming down.

09/25/2013

A number of roads in North Barrington were washed out by flooding, following continuous heavy rainfall for several hours early Wednesday. (Credit: CBS)

Wheeling Residents Fight To Keep Flood-Damaged Homes From Wrecking Ball

Residents in Fox Point Mobile Home Park along the Des Plaines River fought to save their homes last April and now they’re trying to save them from the wrecking ball.

09/15/2013

The Des Plaines River floods well past its banks near Maywood and Oak Park, at Madison Street. (Photo courtesy Scott Davidson)

Army Corps Submits Preliminary Plan To Relieve Des Plaines River Flooding

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plan would involve building levees, restoring some lands to their natural states as marshes or prairies, as well as flood-proofing some homes.

WBBM Newsradio–09/05/2013

Bryeon Hunter (Credit: Maywood Police)

Autopsy Could Confirm If Body Found By Des Plaines River Is Bryeon Hunter

A day after the body of a child believed to be Bryeon Hunter – the 20-month-old Maywood boy allegedly killed by his mother and her boyfriend – the man who found the body met the child’s grandmother.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2013

Bryeon Hunter (Credit: Maywood Police)

Search Resumes Along Des Plaines River, But Still No Sign Of Maywood Boy’s Body

Volunteers and police officers returned to the Des Plaines River on Saturday to resume searching for the body of a missing toddler from Maywood.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2013

Bryeon Hunter (Credit: Maywood Police)

Search For Body Of 1-Year-Old Delayed By Flood, May Resume Saturday

Flooding in the Chicago area has delayed a search of the Des Plaines River for the body of a one-year-old Maywood boy.

04/25/2013

A resident of Des Plaines walks through floodwater to get to his home on Friday. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Des Plaines Blames Neighbors For Flood Problems

The City of Des Plaines is blaming Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights for some of its flooding problems.

04/21/2013

Crews used inflatable rafts and other boats to evacuate residents from Forest View, after the Des Plaines River flooded most of the town. (Credit: CBS)

Residents Evacuated From Forest View After Massive Flooding

The surging Des Plaines River has overwhelmed the town of Forest View, flooding the vast majority of the area, and prompting a massive evacuation.

04/19/2013

The swollen Des Plaines River reaches near the Madison Street Bridge near Maywood and Oak Park. (Photo courtesy Scott Davidson)

Flood Waters Persist For Chicagoland

Residents in flooded areas across Chicago are facing a daunting task as they deal with rising water from this week’s massive rains.

04/19/2013

Photo Of Crime Scene Tape (John Li/Getty Images)

Body In Des Plaines River Is Slain Joliet Woman

A woman’s body found Saturday in the Des Plaines River has been identified through dental records as that of a Joliet woman who was allegedly killed by her son last month in her home, according to the Will County coroner’s office.

04/16/2013

Crews search the Des Plaines River in Joliet, looking for the body of Jeanie Parker, who is missing and believed to have been killed by her son. (Credit: CBS)

Fisherman Finds Body In Des Plaines River, Family Finds Solace

The female victim pulled out of the Des Plaines River on Saturday morning had “multiple stab wounds,” according to a preliminary autopsy report.

04/13/2013

The Fox River in Geneva, Ill. (CBS)

Official: Flood Risk On Fox, Des Plaines Rivers May Not Be As Bad As Feared

As wet as it has been in the Chicago area, Lake County Emergency Management Coordinator Kent McKenzie said it has been drier than anticipated in Wisconsin, where both rivers originate.

04/12/2013

Crews search the Des Plaines River in Joliet, looking for the body of Jeanie Parker, who is missing and believed to have been killed by her son. (Credit: CBS)

Search Resumes For Joliet Woman’s Body

Authorities were continuing their search Tuesday morning for the body of a Joliet woman who has been missing since last week, and believed to have been killed by her son.

03/26/2013

Charles McCullum Jr. (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Joliet Man Charged With Mother’s Murder

A Joliet man was charged Thursday evening with killing his mother earlier in the day and dumping her body in the Des Plaines River, according to police.

03/22/2013

Evanston Police Officer Sean O'Brien was running errands Tuesday when he spotted a small boy running around in the street in Des Plaines. When the boy jumped in the river, O'Brien jumped in after him and saved his life. (Credit: Sun-Times Media)

Off-Duty Evanston Cop Rescues Boy From Des Plaines River

Next to a sinking orange Bears hat, a tiny hand popped through the icy waters of the Des Plaines river Tuesday afternoon. Off-duty Evanston Police Officer Sean O’Brien didn’t hesitate. He grabbed the hand and plucked a 7-year-old boy from the water, saving his life.

03/06/2013

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