Corey Ascolani (Family handout)

Family: Stranded Palos Hills Hiker Rescued In Nepal

Corey Ascolani, 34, and 26 other hikers became trapped in a valley in Langtang National Park, after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday, killing thousands, and triggering avalanches and landslides that blocked trails with debris.


A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter rescues three kayakers who went adrift in Lake Michigan, after launching for a daytrip from Peninsula State Park in Door County, Wisconsin. A 43-year-old woman and two 9-year-old boys were missing approximately 12 hours before they were rescued. (Credit: U.S. Coast Guard)

Highland Park Boy Among 3 Kayakers Rescued Near Door County

A 9-year-old boy from Highland Park, his cousin, and his aunt were rescued from Lake Michigan on Friday, about 12 hours after they were reported missing while kayaking off Door County.


A 15-year-old boy died after he went into the water in this pond in unincorporated McHenry County, and was submerged for more than 90 minutes. (Credit: CBS)

Boy, 15, Dies After Being Pulled From Pond In McHenry County

A 15-year-old boy has died after he was pulled out of a pond in northwest suburban McHenry County late Thursday night.


These photos show a few of the Chihuahuas rescued from a North Chicago apartment. (Little Buddies Rescue)

A Week Later, Some Chihuahuas Rescued From Cramped Apartment Doing Better

The owner faces animal-abuse charges after 30 dogs were found in a small one-bedroom apartment in North Chicago.


(AP File Photo)

5 Rescued After Boat Runs Aground On Lake Calumet

The 36-foot boat washed onto land shortly before 4 p.m. near the mouth of the Calumet River on the lake.


Lake Michigan (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Kayaker Rescued After Boat Starts Sinking In Lake Michigan

A kayaker was saved after calling for help on a ship-to-shore radio Wednesday afternoon after his kayak started sinking on Lake Michigan.


Firefighters rescued seven people trapped on the second-floor of an apartment building in Montclare, during a fire on July 17, 2013. (Credit: Paris Lewbel/Captured News)

Firefighters Rescue 7 From Blaze In Montclare

Firefighters responded to the fire at a three-story building at 3009 N. Harlem Av. around 12:30 a.m., to find several people hanging out second floor windows, shouting for help.


(Credit: CBS)

3 Rescued From Suspected Arson Fire In West Pullman

Two adults and a child were rescued from a home in West Pullman, after being trapped by a fire officials believe was a case of arson.


Lake Michigan (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Man Rescued From Lake Michigan In Uptown

Firefighters rescued a male from Lake Michigan early Thursday in the North Side Uptown neighborhood.


In this handout image supplied by the US Coast Guard, The HMS Bounty, a 180-foot sailboat, is submerged in the Atlantic Ocean during Hurricane Sandy approximately 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, North Carolina, on October 29, 2012. Of the 16-person crew, the Coast Guard rescued 14, recovered a woman who was later pronounced dead and are searching for the captain. The HMS Bounty was built for the 1962 film Mutiny On The Bounty and was also used in Pirates Of The Caribbean. Hurricane Sandy, which threatens 50 million people in the eastern third of the U.S., is expected to bring days of rain, high winds and possibly heavy snow.  (Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tim Kuklewski/ /U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

Blue Island Man Rescued From Wreck Of HMS Bounty In Hurricane Sandy

The father of a Blue Island man who survived the sinking of the replica of the HMS Bounty during Hurricane Sandy said it hasn’t quite dawned on his son yet that he’s lucky to be alive.

WBBM Newsradio–10/30/2012

These birds are among the more than 350 rescued from the home of a hoarder in Aurora. The birds are being cared for at a Villa Park storefront by volunteers from the Greater Chicago Cage Bird Club. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM Newsradio)

Bird Club Caring For Hundreds Of Birds Rescued From Aurora Hoarder’s House

Hundreds of birds that had been flying free in a trash-strewn townhome in Aurora were in a new home on Saturday.

WBBM Newsradio–10/27/2012

Lake Rescue

Boy, 6, Rescued From Lake By Younger Brother

A 6-year-old boy was in serious condition Tuesday morning, after being pulled from Lake Michigan by his even younger brother at the South Side’s Rainbow Beach.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2012

Two teens were rescued an hour after they were thrown from one of these jet skis Monday. (CBS)

Teen Girls Rescued After Thrown From Jet Ski Near Winnetka

Life jackets may have saved the lives of two 14-year-old girls when they were thrown from a jet ski and spent more than an hour floating in Lake Michigan Monday near north suburban Winnetka.


The Chicago River (CBS)

Boy Floating On Pier Down Chicago River Saved By Police

A 14-year-old boy was rescued Tuesday night after a floating pier he was standing on dislodged and carried him down the Chicago River, officials said.


Pizza Hut

9 Local Pizza Huts Rescued From Closure

Employees celebrated at a South Size Pizza Hut Tuesday, after it was announced that a number of restaurants in danger of closing will remain open after all.

WBBM Newsradio–11/15/2011

Ike The Pit Bull

Dog Rescued Last Year Now A Facebook Favorite

A year ago, no one thought a dog named Ike would survive after being rescued on his namesake expressway.

WBBM Newsradio–04/21/2011

Chicago firefighter Tammy Rodriguez appears with a pit bull she revived at a fire scene Friday. (CBS)

Dog Rescued From Fire, Revived With CPR

Firefighters responded to a blaze in the 1800 block of North Wood Avenue Friday and rescued two canine occupants, one of which had to be revived with oxygen and CPR.


Puppy Mill Dogs Up For Adoption

Several dogs go up for adoption today (Friday, March 25) in Chicago after being rescued from puppy mills in Missouri.


File Photo (Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Five Cats Rescued In North Suburban House Fire

Five cats were rescued from a burning house Thursday afternoon in north suburban Skokie after the pets’ owners told firefighters they were still inside.


Des Plaines rescue workers pull a woman and her dog from an icy lake. (Des Plaines Fire Department)

Woman, Dog Rescued After Plunging Through Icy Lake

A woman and her dog were rescued by fire crews after she fell through ice while chasing after the dog Wednesday morning in northwest suburban Des Plaines.