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Boy Drowns In The Illinois River

Posted by wlpo on May 25, 2010

The boy whose body was found this morning in the Illinois River has been identified.

The Grundy County Coroner says 13 year old James Woody of Morris was pulled from the river just before ten this morning near Stratton Park in Morris.  Investigators say Woody chased a ball into the river last night and was swept in by a high undercurrent.

The investigation continues.

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