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Boat Nearly Plunges Over Dam Across Fox River

Rescue crews had to help a man and woman in a pontoon boat from going over the Algonquin Dam on the Fox River on Thursday afternoon, because a cable normally blocking boats from passing under the Route 62 bridge has not been in place for months.

06/25/2014

Two men crashed a powered parachute -- an ultralight aircraft -- into the Fox River late Monday. The pilot made it to shore, but his passenger died. (Credit: CBS)

1 Dead, 1 Hospitalized After Ultralight Aircraft Crashes In Fox River

The men took off from Skydive Chicago in Ottawa sometime Monday evening in an ultralight aircraft — either a paraglider or an ultraglider — which are commonly flown from that airfield. They experienced engine trouble and crashed in the middle of the Fox River

06/24/2014

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Rain, ‘No Wake’ Zone Spell Trouble For Riverfront Business

If it looks empty, it is — from Fox Lake to the Broken Oar, 20 miles north. Typically full slips are not. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

06/23/2014

A stolen car was found submerged to its roof in the Fox River on Tuesday. (Credit: CBS)

Stolen Car Found Submerged In Fox River

A car found submerged in the Fox River Tuesday morning turned out to have no one inside it, and the vehicle had been stolen the night before from an Elgin resident.

04/22/2014

Rescue officials gather at the Fox River in Geneva after reports of a kayak going over a dam. (courtesy: Christopher Bui)

One Dead, One Rescued In Kayak Accident On Fox River

Two young men in the kayak were plunged into the river; one young man was ejected from the kayak and the other young man was stuck inside.

04/19/2014

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Towns Aim For Whitewater Adventure On Fox River

When you think of whitewater rafting, places like Idaho or Colorado might first come to mind.

08/15/2013

The Fox River in Geneva, Ill. (CBS)

State Bans Boating On Much Of Fox River

Because of high and fast-running water caused by last week’s storms, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and its Conservation Police have banned boating along the Fox River between the dam at McHenry and the dam at Montgomery.

07/01/2013

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Best Places To Go Fishing Near Chicago

Tired of fishing in the same spot every time? Shake it up a bit and check out these five hotspots for reeling in a big one.

05/25/2013

Fox River & Chain-o-Lakes to crest today. This is aptly named Atwater Parkway in Fox Lake. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Residents Along Chain O’ Lakes Battling Flood Waters

Residents dealing with record flooding in Lake County are keeping a close eye on the Fox River on Monday.

04/22/2013

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

The Fox River in Geneva, Ill. (CBS)

Storms Trigger Flood Warnings For Fox River

The latest round of storms, and those of the past few weeks, are prompting flood warnings.

04/10/2013

The Fox River in Geneva, Ill. (CBS)

Drought Helping Provide Data For Fox River Pollution Study

The lack of rain this summer might be killing your garden, but it’s actually good news for people studying the health of the Fox River.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2012

A darker gray marking shows where the water level should be on the Fox River. (CBS)

Heat, Drought Create Havoc On Area Rivers

Extreme heat and low water levels in area rivers are creating a dangerous combination.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2012

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Aurora Man Drowns In Fox River

A 52-year-old Aurora man drowned Friday evening after he jumped into the Fox River to cool off from the heat.

07/07/2012

Police Tape Around Light Pole (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Man Found Dead Along Fox River Trail

Police said the man, identified only as a 46-year-old white male, suffered injuries. But the cause of the injuries is unknown.

06/04/2012

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New Restaurant Open On Devon Avenue; Old Restaurant Closed In St. Charles

A new restaurant opened recently in a long-vacant space that once housed the popular Gandhi India on Devon Avenue. But in St. Charles, a famed steakhouse has gone dark after 38 years.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2012

Crews are cleaning up a diesel fuel spill along the Fox River in Aurora. (CBS)

Aurora Crews Work To Clean Up Diesel Spill In Fox River

Cleanup continues in Aurora Thursday, following a diesel fuel spill in the Fox River.

CBS Chicago–12/29/2011

Fox River, Elgin

Diesel Fuel Leaks Into Fox River

Approximately 1,500 gallons of diesel fuel leaked from the Federal Aviation Administration facility in west suburban Aurora Wednesday morning.

12/28/2011

The Fox River in Geneva, Ill. (CBS)

Man Dies After Trying To Rescue Boy From Fox River In Geneva

A Naperville man has died after jumping into Fox River in Geneva Friday morning to save his girlfriend’s son, who was pulled into the current under the dam.

08/05/2011

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One Dead After Boating Accident In Fox River

A boating accident in the Fox River near northwest suburban Algonquin has left one person dead early Sunday in McHenry County, according to fire department authorities.

06/19/2011

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