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Body Of Teen Recovered In North Suburban Lake

Several people were swimming off a pontoon boat in Third Lake when a 16-year-old boy became distressed and went under water.

07/21/2014

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Three Rescued From Stalled Elevator At Ritz-Carlton

They were all rescued by 9:45 p.m., the fire department said. All are residents of the hotel.

07/04/2014

A Chicago Fire Department paramedic uses a special canine mask to provide oxygen to Patchy, one of two dogs rescued from a burning home in West Pullman on Thursday. (Credit: CBS)

Firefighters Save 2 Dogs From West Pullman Fire

Flames were shooting out the window of a home near 117th Place and Lowe Avenue around 12:15 a.m. when firefighters first arrived. The homeowners were not at home, but someone told firefighters there were two dogs inside, trapped in a back room

06/26/2014

A railroad viaduct along Skokie Highway was flooded by heavy rains on Monday, leaving a long line of trucks stranded for several hours as they waited for the water to drain enough to pass. (Credit: CBS)

Deputy Coroner Rescues Family Stranded In Flooded Viaduct

A Lincolnwood family of five is okay today because a Lake County official happened upon them during when a street flooded Monday night in Lake Bluff.

05/14/2014

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Lemont Authorities Recount Rescue Of Man From Ravine

With an unbroken gaze, Officer Brian Schmitz saw a first sign of trouble. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

04/10/2014

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Boy, 15, Pulled From Ventilation Shaft After Grate Collapses

Flossmoor firefighters worked to free the teen outside the Flossmoor library, where the accident occurred.

03/28/2014

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Hammond Man Heralded As Hero For Saving Neighbor From Fire

John Tomczak Jr. was watching TV in his living room about 10:25 a.m. when he heard a strange noise coming from outside his Hammond, Ind., home, he said. He went to the back of his house to see if he could figure out what it was.

03/27/2014

Butch Kazich (left) and Derek Lamb (right) helped rescue a woman from the Chicago River after she jumped in the water Thursday. (Credit: CBS)

Good Samaritans Help Save Woman From Chicago River

Three people helped pull a woman to safety Thursday, after she jumped into the Chicago River downtown.

03/13/2014

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Elderly Man Rescued From Burning Home In NW Indiana

Lake Station police Cpl. Mike McKenzie was driving in the 2700 block of Central Avenue about 12:18 a.m. when he saw smoke coming from a home in the 2700 block of Central Avenue.

02/21/2014

Evanston Police Officer Sean O'Brien was running errands Tuesday when he spotted a small boy running around in the street in Des Plaines. When the boy jumped in the river, O'Brien jumped in after him and saved his life. (Credit: Sun-Times Media)

Evanston Officer’s Rescue Effort Earns National Award

Police officer Sean O’Brien, credited with the dramatic rescue of a boy from the frigid Des Plaines River last year, has been named Officer of the Month by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

01/20/2014

Madison, a Doberman mix, ran away after a rescue group volunteer flew her into Midway International Airport in January. Madison slipped out of her harness while walking near the airport. (Illinois Doberman Rescue)

Rescued Doberman Escapes At Midway Airport

The brown Doberman, named Madison, slipped out of her harness while a volunteer was walking her ahead of a long car ride.

01/17/2014

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Boy Scout Saves Kid Who Falls Through Ice In Oswego

A suburban teen is getting a little hero treatment at home these days, for helping to save the life of another child. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

01/16/2014

An ambulance responds at the scene of a person trapped on ice at 75th and the lake. (CBS/Pamela Jones)

Man Rescued From Icy Lakefront

Chicago first-responders rescued an individual at 75th Street and the lakefront this afternoon following emergency calls of a person stuck on the ice.

01/02/2014

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National Guard Soldiers Credit Training In Rescue Of Crash Victims

“My military training played a big role in how I reacted,” said Spc. Jovanta Duncan. “I assessed the situation and took action.”

09/16/2013

Glenview firefighters rescued two people from a 9th floor balcony, after a fire broke out in a neighboring condo. (Credit: NVP Video)

Firefighters Rescue Two From High-Rise Fire In Glenview

Residents at 3925 Triumvera Dr. were jolted awake when a fire started in a 9th floor condo after midnight.

09/11/2013

Nathan Woessner was taken to Comer Children's Hospital after he fell into and was buried a a sand hole at the Indiana Dunes. (Credit: Woessner Family Photo)

Boy Rescued From Sand Dune Could Be Released From Hospital Friday

The family of the 6-year-old boy who was buried for hours spoke today during a church service.

07/21/2013

A number of roads in North Barrington were washed out by flooding, following continuous heavy rainfall for several hours early Wednesday. (Credit: CBS)

Man, Dog Still Missing After Search Amid Barrington-Area Flooding

Rescue teams moved from the Flint Creek in Lake Barrington to the Fox River on Wednesday in search for a man and his dog, who were seen earlier in the day caught in the water floating downstream.

06/26/2013

Only a chain-link fence and a few yards of grass separate this retention pond from an exit ramp from Interstate 88. A young mother died and a 14-year-old girl nearly drowned when a car plunged into the pond, and the girl's father wants a guardrail installed to avoid such accidents in the future. (Credit: CBS)

Police, Firefighters To Be Honored For Saving Teen

The Aurora Police Department will honor seven Aurora police officers who, along with six Aurora firefighters, saved the life of 14-year-old Annie Prosser, who nearly drowned on March 9 after the vehicle in which she was riding crashed into a retention pond.

04/27/2013

Lyons firefighters and police officers helped rescue 11 people from an apartment building in the 4500 block of Prescott Avenue, after a fire in the early morning hours of April 1, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Police, Firefighters Rescue 11 From Apartment Fire In Lyons

A mother and her 2-year-old daughter were among 11 people who have police and firefighters to thank for helping them get to safety, after a fire at an apartment building in west suburban Lyons early Monday.

04/01/2013

Lake Zurich Fire & Rescue Captain Terry Johnson (Credit: CBS)

Two Kids Rescued From Ice Shelf In Lake Zurich

A close call Wednesday night for several kids walking on the ice in Lake Zurich.

03/27/2013

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