Agency Seeks Private Funds To Dredge Chain O'Lakes, Fox RiverFox Waterway Agency executive director Joe Keller said growing levels of sediment have been clogging the system, which has the most recreational boats per mile in the country.
Algae On Fox River Causes Taste, Odor Issues For Elgin Tap WaterA foul smell and taste in the water in Elgin should be gone in the next couple days.
Best Bodies Of Water To Visit Near ChicagoUnless you're talking theater or food, it's hard not to mention Chicago as a destination without also mentioning Lake Michigan. It's where many visitors and Chicagoans go to cool off, run on park trails and relax on a bench or blanket when needing to escape urban bustle.
Man Pulled From Fox River Had Gunshot Wound: Fire OfficialThe victim was in critical condition.
Authorities Destroy Pipe Bomb Found Along Fox River, Near OswegoOswegoland Park District maintenance workers were cutting down brush along Route 25 near Boulder Pass in unincorporated Oswego Township when they spotted a “suspicious item” on a pile of river debris about 11:15 a.m.
Man Falls Through Ice On Fox River While Fleeing PoliceThe incident happened at 10:30 a.m. after patrol officers observed a man who had outstanding arrest warrants near the Chicago Street train depot, Elgin police said in a statement. A foot chase ensued after police tried to apprehend the suspect, police said.
Batavia City Council, Residents Wrestle Over What To Do With Century-Old DamA century-old dam in west suburban Batavia is either a major attraction or a major nuisance, depending on your source, and its future remains in doubt.
Boat Nearly Plunges Over Dam Across Fox RiverRescue 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.
1 Dead, 1 Hospitalized After Ultralight Aircraft Crashes In Fox RiverThe 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
Rain, 'No Wake' Zone Spell Trouble For Riverfront BusinessIf 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.
Stolen Car Found Submerged In Fox RiverA 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.
One Dead, One Rescued In Kayak Accident On Fox RiverTwo 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.