Des Plaines River

Body Found In Des Plaines River Identified As Missing Joliet ManLonnie R. Jones, of Joliet, was found in the Des Plaines River in the 700 block of Railroad Street on April 18, according to Joliet police and the Will County coroner’s office. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:15 p.m.
Body Of Chicago Woman Found In River, Day After Car Pulled From WaterFirefighters searching the Des Plaines River in the western suburbs near where a vehicle was found submerged on Sunday have discovered the body of a Chicago woman.
Four Rivers Near Flood Stage After Monday's RainMonday's deluge resulted in isolated flooding, but four Chicago area rivers remain near their flood stage, according to the National Weather Service.
Huge Increase In Stream Flows, Rivers Way Above Normal RatesHeavy, persistent rain has led to a huge increase in the flow of streams across Chicagoland and nearly all of them are way above normal for this time of year, according to a survey the the U.S. Geological Survey.
U.S. 41 Reopens In Lake Bluff; Flooding Still A Threat ElsewhereThough some of the flooding from Monday’s thunderstorms has receded, the Des Plaines River was still overflowing its banks on Wednesday, and the North Branch of the Chicago River was near flood stage in some areas, with more rain on the way Wednesday evening.
One Year Later, Memory Of Chicago-Area Flood LingersOne year ago, an unrelenting storm system caused widespread flooding in the Chicago area. CBS 2's Chris Martinez reports.
Police Officer Rescues Teens From Des Plaines RiverA west suburban police officer rescued some teens from an overturned canoe last week.
High Winds Persist; Flood Risk Continues For Some RiversHigh 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.
Evanston Officer's Rescue Effort Earns National AwardPolice 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.
Firefighters Save Floyd The Dog From Des Plaines RiverFirefighters rescued a 13-month-old dog who slipped into the Des Plaines River in River Forest.
Deer Dies After Firefighters Pull Buck From Icy RiverTwo 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.
Flood-Prone Gurnee Grade School To Be Torn DownA historic school that has long been a thorn in the side of Gurnee School District 56 is coming down.