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A stretch of the Illinois River running through Starved Rock State Park. (Credit: Illinois Department Of Natural Resources)

Indiana Man Falls In River, Drowns At Starved Rock

An Indiana man drowned Sunday afternoon after falling off a rock in Starved Rock State Park and falling into the Illinois River.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2011

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Man Dies After Being Rescued From Water Off Navy Pier

A man died after being rescued from the waters of Lake Michigan off Navy Pier Thursday evening.


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Man Pulled From Lake Michigan Dies

A man died Sunday morning after being pulled from Lake Michigan on the South Side.


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Coroner: Alcohol, Drugs Contributed To Sybaris Pool Suite Death

The Will County coroner has released the results of toxicology tests in the July 29 death of an Oswego woman at the Sybaris pool suite in south suburban Frankfort.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2011

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Chicago Man Dies In Apparent Drowning At Gary Beach

A Chicago man died Saturday afternoon in an apparent drowning off Wells Street Beach in Gary, Ind., after rescuers were unable to revive him.


The body of Daniella Rose Vaca was recovered Thursday in a southwestern Michigan lake. (CBS)

South Elgin Girl’s Body Recovered From Michigan Lake

Daniella Rose Vaca had been riding in a tube with two other children when a boat ran into it.


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Man Dies After Being Rescued From Diversey Harbor

A man was rescued from Diversey Harbor overnight, but ultimately didn’t make it.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2011

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New Lenox Man’s Body Found In Lake Near Gary

Authorities on Thursday returned Lake Michigan off Gary, Ind., as they search for the body of a 20 year-old-New Lenox man who was overwhelmed in the waves while swimming a day earlier.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2011

A 2-year-old girl drowned in an above-ground pool at a day care facility run out of this Aurora home on Aug. 2, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Aurora Day Care Where Toddler Died Had No License

An autopsy was planned for Wednesday afternoon for 2-year-old Abigail Holland, whose body was found floating in an above-ground pool Tuesday at an in-home day care operation in Aurora.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2011

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Toddler Drowns At Aurora Day Care Facility

Aurora Police and the state of Illinois are investigating the drowning of a 2-year-old girl at a day care facility.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

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11-Year-Old Chicago Boy Drowns In Iowa

An 11-year-old boy has drowned in Iowa while swimming with a group of people near a dam along the Nodaway River.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2011

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Local Girl, 6, Drowns In Gary, Ind.

A 6-year-old girl from the Chicago area drowned Saturday at Lake Street Beach in Gary, according to Gary police.


A Man Walks Along The Lake Michigan Shore. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Man Found Dead In Lake Michigan

A Portage, Ind. man was found floating face down in Lake Michigan on Friday afternoon at Portage Lakefront Park.


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DCFS Investigating Neglect Allegation In Boy’s Drowning

STEGER, Ill. (CBS) — State officials were investigating allegations of neglect against the adult sister of a 10-year-old boy who drowned in a swimming pool last week in south suburban Steger. Anthony Perkins, of University […]

CBS Chicago–07/11/2011

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Man OK After Disappearing In Fox Lake

Search and rescue crews are back on Fox Lake, searching for a man who might have drowned late last night.

WBBM Newsradio–06/23/2011

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911 Operator Handles Call For Drowning Victim–Who Was Her Son

A northern Illinois 911 dispatcher handled a call for a water rescue at a state park – only to learn later that the drowning victim was her son.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2011

The city of Chicago has barricaded the dropoff along the Chicago River at Blackhawk Drive following this month's death of a Chicago motorist. (CBS)

City Blockades River Dropoff Where Motorist Drowned

The city of Chicago has acted to prevent another fatal accident along the Chicago River following the drowning death of a 25-year-old Chicago woman.



Woman In Wheel Chair And Man Fall In At Yacht Club

Warmer temperatures drew crowds to the lakefront this weekend — just two days after a woman in a wheel chair and the man pushing her accidentally fell in at the Columbia Yacht Club.


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College Athlete From Chicago Drowns In Florida

Jasmine Crenshaw, 22, had been competing in track meets before she went swimming and was later found dead in a lake. Foul play is not suspected.


Baby Drowns After Woman Let 8-Year-Old Babysit

A 9-month-old girl accidentally drowned in a tub Thursday night after a woman left an 8-year-old in charge of babysitting the infant, police said.