Des Plaines River
Lonnie 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.
Firefighters 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.
Monday’s deluge resulted in isolated flooding, but four Chicago area rivers remain near their flood stage, according to the National Weather Service.
Heavy, 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.
Though 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 ago, an unrelenting storm system caused widespread flooding in the Chicago area. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.
A west suburban police officer rescued some teens from an overturned canoe last week.
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.
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.
Firefighters rescued a 13-month-old dog who slipped into the Des Plaines River in River Forest.
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.
A historic school that has long been a thorn in the side of Gurnee School District 56 is coming down.
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.
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.
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.
Volunteers and police officers returned to the Des Plaines River on Saturday to resume searching for the body of a missing toddler from Maywood.
Flooding in the Chicago area has delayed a search of the Des Plaines River for the body of a one-year-old Maywood boy.
The City of Des Plaines is blaming Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights for some of its flooding problems.
The surging Des Plaines River has overwhelmed the town of Forest View, flooding the vast majority of the area, and prompting a massive evacuation.
Residents in flooded areas across Chicago are facing a daunting task as they deal with rising water from this week’s massive rains.