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Stricter rules on boating while impaired to be implemented

A new measure instituted in Illinois has been put in place to protect boaters this year, according to the Daily Journal on May 8. Senator Julie Morrison, Democrat of Deerfield, introduced a bill designed to bring penalties for boating while under the influence more on par with penalties for drinking while driving. This supplements a law [….]

Accident on Lake Mattoon leaves one dead, several injured.

Several people were injured when boats collided on Lake Mattoon on Saturday, October 9, 2010. One man lost his life as a result of the accident. According to the Mattoon Journal-Gazette, Gary Enyart of Mattoon died Saturday at a local hospital after two boats crashed into each other just before 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning.  At [….]

Boat Crash Injures Driver During Race on Kankakee River

A boat driver accelerates as he is going to shore, causing an accident that effected three boats during the Power Boat Nati onals on the Kankakee River over the Labor Day weekend. This event is put on by the American Power Boat Association and is an annual Labor Day tradition in Kankakee, Illinois The driver [….]

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Charges from Memorial Day Boating Accident

Alcohol and watercraft operation is not a good mix as boaters have found out throughout time. Paul Hale III was driving a speedboat on May 29 w hen he hit another speedboat near the Schuyler Avenue Bridge. He was found to have a blood-alcohol rate nearly three times the legal limit at the time of [….]