U.S. Coast Guard Issues Boat Safety RemindersIn 2017, 658 boaters died on the nation’s waterways. There were 15 deaths in Illinois. 76% drowned, and of those deaths, more than 84% were not wearing life jackets.
Best Places To Rent A Boat In ChicagoIndeed, think less boat traffic and more fall color when going out on the water in the middle of September. And you don't have to own a boat.
Boaters Gear Up For Season At YachtapaloozaThe thermometer may disagree, but a lot of people are gearing up for the coming boating season.
Guide To Yellowstone National ParkRefer to this visitor's guide to Yellowstone National Park - the world's first national park featuring more geysers than any other location in the world.
New State Laws Aim To Crack Down On Unsafe BoatingThe state hopes to crackdown on the unsafe operation of boats, thanks to newly-signed legislation, reports WBBM's Bob Roberts.
5 Ways To Get Outdoors With Dad On Father's DayThere’s something for everyone in the great outdoors, whether your preferred landscape is rural, urban or the highway to somewhere else.
The World's Biggest Ship GraveyardNouadhibou is an African sea town, whose shores serve as the final resting place for more than 300 ships. The rusted hulks that litter its coastal waters are considered an eyesore by many (go figure), but they've brought some unexpected benefits to the local community as well.
Quinn Signs New Law 1 Year After 10-Year-Old Killed By Drunk BoaterOne year after a ten-year-old boy was killed by a drunk boater on the Chain O' Lakes, his mother joined Governor Quinn at an emotional news conference today, announcing a new law, reports WBBM's Michele Fiore.
State Bans Boating On Much Of Fox RiverBecause of high and fast-running water caused by last week’s storms, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and its Conservation Police have banned boating along the Fox River between the dam at McHenry and the dam at Montgomery.
Sentencing Begins For Impaired Boater In Boy's DeathDavid Hatyina, 51, of Bartlett, who previously pleaded guilty to operating his boat under the influence of alcohol and cocaine when he ran over Tony Borcia, was before Kane County Judge Clint Hull on Thursday.
Infinite Diversion Wins 104th Race To Mackinac There are still a number of boats out on the lake, but the winner of the Chicago Yacht Club's Race to Mackinac finished Sunday night.
The Best Boating Trips Near ChicagoChicago's proximity to Lake Michigan makes it ideal for land-locked water lovers. When the winter witch has settled down and the city's summers start to simmer, there's nothing better than escaping the humidity on open water. The city's best boating trips offer that and so much more with extras and amenities that make each trip like a mini vacation.