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.
Fire Breaks Out Near Forest View CanalMembers of the Environmental Protection Agency are testing for pollution in the water.
Missing Illinois Kayaker Found Safe In Florida EvergladesTuesday morning, the Coast Guard reported a helicopter had found James Matthew Soltis safe.
Bubbly Creek Restrictions To Be Lifted FridayThe remaining clean-up will continue through Thursday. The work includes removing the boom, residual oil, as well as decontaminating boats and equipment.
Coast Guard Rescues Boaters, Dogs Near WilmetteA de-masted 37-foot sailboat was unable to get back to Wilmette Harbor on Sunday, prompting a Coast Guard rescue response.
Coast Guard Delivers Christmas Trees To Chicago Families In NeedThe U.S. Coast Guard delivered smiles on Saturday at Navy Pier after donating 1,200 Christmas tree to families in need.
'No Such Thing As Safe Ice,' Coast Guard Official WarnsFriday could be in the 60s, and that means things can get dangerous quickly, CBS 2’s Sandra Torres reports.
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.