Cable Behind Rhode Island Beach Explosion Has Cousins In Illinois, NationwideThe cable that caused an explosion at a crowded Rhode Island beach last summer, injuring a woman, may have counterparts lying under beaches, harbors and waterways at dozens of sites nationwide.
Coast Guard Cracking Down On Drunk Boating This WeekendBoaters are going to see more police and Coast Guard patrols on the lake this weekend, during a crackdown on drunk boating, reports WBBM's Mike Krauser.
Man Recuperating After Being Rescued By Coast Guard From Uninhabited Island In BahamasA 39-year-old man with ties to Illinois is recuperating at a Key West, Florida, hospital - after being rescued last night from a small island in the Bahamas.
Crews Have Nearly Raised Sunken Barge From Chicago RiverThe U.S. Coast Guard has made some progress raising a barge that sunk in the Chicago River last month, but it’s unclear when it finally will be floating and moving again.
Highland Park Boy Among 3 Kayakers Rescued Near Door CountyA 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.
Search Resumes For 2 Still Missing After Boating AccidentFour people went into the water when their boat capsized about 7 miles off shore from the 31st Street marina around 7 p.m. Saturday. A fisherman rescued the a man who had been on the boat Sunday morning, and rescue crews found a woman two hours later, but she died.
Boaters Urged To Check Vessels For Electrical ProblemsAhead of the Memorial Day weekend, the U.S. Coast Guard and others were warning boaters along Lake Michigan and elsewhere about a hidden danger in the water.
Coast Guard, City Officials Urge Boaters To Use Caution On LakeThe temperatures might have been cold, and there was snow in the air, but city officials and the U.S. Coast Guard said those were perfect conditions to remind boaters the Lakefront can be an unpredictable place.
Body Recovered From Lake Michigan In Lake ForestMarine units equipped with sonar and drag lines recovered a body from Lake Michigan near Lake Forest on Thursday, more than two hours after a woman was reported to be in distress while swimming off Forest Park Beach.
Coast Guard Prepares For More Rescues On Icy LakeMembers of the U.S. Coast Guard station at Calumet Harbor have been training today for what they expect will be an increase in lake rescues in a season that's already seen more people on the ice or in the water than usual.
Lone Sailboat Still Docked In Frozen Belmont HarborA sailboat left floating at the dock at the end of last season is now frozen in the ice-covered water, a curiosity to local ice fishermen, and people who pass by on the lakefront path.
Ship Loaded With Christmas Trees Arrives In Chicago A U.S. Coast Guard ship loaded with more than 1,200 Michigan Christmas trees has arrived in downtown Chicago.