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.
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
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.
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.
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.
When you think of whitewater rafting, places like Idaho or Colorado might first come to mind.
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.
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Residents dealing with record flooding in Lake County are keeping a close eye on the Fox River on Monday.
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 latest round of storms, and those of the past few weeks, are prompting flood warnings.
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.
Extreme heat and low water levels in area rivers are creating a dangerous combination.
A 52-year-old Aurora man drowned Friday evening after he jumped into the Fox River to cool off from the heat.
Police said the man, identified only as a 46-year-old white male, suffered injuries. But the cause of the injuries is unknown.
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.
Cleanup continues in Aurora Thursday, following a diesel fuel spill in the Fox River.
Approximately 1,500 gallons of diesel fuel leaked from the Federal Aviation Administration facility in west suburban Aurora Wednesday morning.
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.
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.