Water Safety

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Signs Water Safety, Urban Flooding Laws

Governor Quinn signed a series of new laws are focusing attention on flooding and water safety in Illinois.

08/03/2014

Lake Michigan (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Near-Drowning Inspires Man To Teach Water Safety Courses

The non-profit Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project is conducting water safety and rescue courses in Chicago this weekend as the beach season gets underway.

06/07/2014

Water generic

Don’t Be Fooled By Warm Weather — Lake Temps Remain Dangerously Cold

After two deadly accidents on the water last weekend, the Chicago Fire Department is reminding people of the hazards of cold water. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

06/06/2014

(AP File Photo)

Boaters Urged To Check Vessels For Electrical Problems

Ahead 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.

05/21/2014

Lake Michigan (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Drowning Victim’s Parents Help Teach About Dangers Of Rip Currents

The Kochers’ 15-year old son, Matt, drowned last summer in Lake Michigan, unable to deal with a rip current, even though he was a three-sport athlete.

05/08/2014

Beach Safety

Water Safety: How To Keep The Kids Safe Around The Beach Or Pool

Whether planning a beach vacation this summer or staying closer to home at the neighborhood pool, be mindful of water safety and how to keep the kids safe.

05/13/2013

Lake Michigan (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Police Marine Unit Warns Swimmers, Boaters Of Dangers In Lake Michigan

The Chicago Police Marine Unit has a word of warning for boaters and swimmers.

WBBM Newsradio–07/05/2012