Police and paramedics were called to the building in the 100 block of East Oak Street at 12:40 p.m. for the medical emergency, authorities said. Bernard Hornung, who lived in the building, was pulled from the water and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:24 p.m.
Water rescuers in Evanston and Waukegan have been spending the weekend teaching others what do to if someone is drowning in Lake Michigan, reports WBBM’s Veronica Carter.
Rescuers spent the weekend searching for the unidentified victim. They say the strong river current grabbed the victim and he went under around 7:15 p.m. Saturday.
A Chicago man has died after authorities say his boat got stuck in southwest Florida.
The body of 60-year-old Joseph Benedetto, of Lake Villa, was recovered from the waters of Stanton Bay off Fox Lake about 9:30 p.m., authorities said.
A 1-year-old boy drowned Friday afternoon in southwest suburban Tinley Park, an autopsy Saturday revealed.
The Chicago Police Marine Unit, after scanning the depths of Lake Michigan daily for two months, has found the 33-foot motorboat that sank off the coast of Chicago in late May, killing three of four occupants.
A Geneva man accused of being drunk when his car plunged into a west suburban Naperville pond initially pointed the finger at his two friends who drowned as a result of the crash, according to prosecutors.
Roy Word, 51, was pulled from the river in the 200 block of North LaSalle after authorities were notified he had jumped in about 7:45 a.m.
A woman from Arlington Heights was being remembered as a hero Friday, after drowning while saving the life of a 9-year-old boy in northern Wisconsin.
Karen Wessel, 47, of Arlington Heights is being hailed as a hero for helping save a child in distress at a Wisconsin lake.
The drowning of a teenager in Lake County has authorities stressing safety ahead of one of the hottest days of the year.
A 77-year-old man was found dead in his pool Sunday evening in north suburban Lake Villa. Lake Villa Police Lt. Dennis Geraty said the man likely drowned.
The teen fell into the water near the 4000 block of Recreation Drive about 6:10 p.m. He was pulled from the lake and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 7:06 p.m.
Jose Alcazar, 18, and two friends dove into the lake off a fishing pier near Whihala Beach around 8 p.m., and Alcazar almost immediately began to struggle in the water.
Two brothers drowned in a pond in Hobart, Indiana, Saturday night. One of the boys was nine and the other was just eight years old.
High winds and choppy water proved deadly for a Stone Park man on Sunday. The 49-year-old man was pulled out of Pistakee Lake in McHenry County, after he was unable to make it back to his boat when he went for a swim with his friends.
A 9-year-old girl from Round Lake drowned Tuesday evening while swimming in Fox Lake, in north suburban Ingleside.
A Brighton Park neighborhood teenager drowned in a McKinley Park pool Friday afternoon on the South Side.
A 6-year-old boy appears to have drowned in a pond near an apartment complex in Naperville.