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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.


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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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

Fox River, Elgin

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.


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.


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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.


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.


(AP File Photo)

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.


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Former State Senator Still Racing Canoe At 91

This weekend marks the 50th year for the annual Mid-American Canoe and Kayak Race on the Fox River, and one former state senator isn’t letting age stop him from continuing to compete.

WBBM Newsradio–06/02/2011

Joel “Jay” Arnier (Credit: CBS)

Off-Duty Paramedic Saves Baby Who Fell Into Fox River

An off-duty paramedic saves a child after deciding to stay along river a while longer to fish.

CBS Chicago–05/11/2011

Des Plaines River Flooding

Officials Hope To Dodge Flooding In Lake County

Flood warnings are up in Lake County but the county’s emergency management agency says it’s not cause for concern for those along the Fox and Des Plaines rivers at this point.

CBS Chicago–04/28/2011

Fox River, Elgin

Cold Has Moved On, But Wet Week Lies Ahead

The cold weather that plagued last week is behind us at last, but a wet and rainy week lies ahead.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2011

Bicycle Sign (Photo credit: PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Man’s Body Found In Forest Preserve

A man’s body has been found along a suburban bike path.

WBBM Newsradio–04/06/2011