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     July 29, 2020      #23-211 a2z

Logjam on Kankakee River at state line

By Jeff Bonty

In June 2018, Illinois Conservation Police officers John Farber and Matt Anderson led the effort to retrieve the body of a Chicago man who drowned in a boating accident in the Kankakee River about 30 yards west of the State Line Bridge on the Illinois-Indiana border.

The victim, Mike Stefano, his dog Buster and friend John Hubona, of Grant Park, were thrown into the river after the boat they were in capsized when it hit a massive logjam near the opening to a lengthy backwater trail of the river.

Hubona was rescued. Stefano and Buster went under and became ...

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