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PHOTOS: Vintage Scenes Of Chicago At The Beach

Posted 07.11.2013 | Chicago

With the humidity in Chicago temporarily subsiding Thursday, making for a rather lovely end to the work week, it's the perfect time to head to the bea...

WATCH: Chicago Summer, In Stunning Time-Lapse

Posted 10.18.2012 | Chicago

With weekend storms and cooling temps, Chicago is undeniably, firmly into fall. To help soothe the "I miss summer" ache, check out a gorgeous time-lap...

Thursday Could Be Chicago's Hottest June Day Ever

Posted 06.26.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's weather is about to take a turn for the extremely sweltering as the city may be on the brink of its hottest June day ever. CBS Chicago is...

Body Of Missing Teen Found In Lake Michigan

Posted 05.27.2012 | Chicago

Divers have recovered the body of a 15-year-old girl who went missing while swimming at Loyola Beach with friends Thursday. Lexie Adu, an honors st...

Chicago Park District Eliminates Beach E. Coli Bans

Posted 05.24.2012 | Chicago

This summer, Chicago beach-goers won't have to worry about being locked out of Lake Michigan's shores over water contamination. The Chicago Park D...

National Picnic Day In Chicago: 13 Reader-Selected Spots To Celebrate

Posted 04.22.2012 | Chicago

Monday reportedly marks National Picnic Day and Chicago certainly is not short on great places to mark the day. According to FoodHistory.org, the o...

Man Arrested For Surfing In Frigid Lake Michigan

Posted 01.18.2012 | Chicago

A Chicago man was arrested Tuesday evening after police reportedly caught him surfing near Oak Street Beach. Rex Flodstrom, 40, was cited for diso...

Lizzie Schiffman

Sick Of Beach Bans? Border Collies To The Rescue!

HuffingtonPost.com | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 11.01.2011 | Chicago

When the Environmental Protection agency announced Monday that they would extend more than $2.6 million in grant funding to the Great Lakes Restoratio...

Rainbow Beach Too Gross For Swimming Today

Posted 09.19.2011 | Chicago

When the "Testing the Waters 2011" report came out last month, saying that Illinois beaches were among the most contaminated in the country, we sort o...

Police: Man Tried Abducting Boy, 2, From North Ave. Beach

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 09.02.2011 | Chicago

A Southwest Side man has been charged with attempting to abduct a 2-year-old boy Saturday morning at North Avenue beach. Tyrone Hill, 37, of the 64...

Chicago Scene Boat Party Leaves City For Hammond, Ind., After Permit Issues

Posted 08.31.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Scene Boat Party, a shindig "consistently voted the wettest and wildest event of the summer" according to its organizers, had better hope ...

Report: Illinois Beach Water Among Nation's Most Contaminated

Posted 08.29.2011 | Chicago

Illinois beaches located along the shores of Lake Michigan are home to some of the highest contamination levels in the country, a National Resources D...

Swim Ban Continues At Chicago Beaches

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A weekend swimming ban at all Chicago area beaches continues Monday after sewage and rainwater remains in Lake Michigan. ...

Swim Ban In Effect For 5 Chicago Beaches

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A swim ban is in effect today for five Chicago beaches, according to the Chicago Park District's Web site. The ban -- which goes into effect when w...

Daley Blames Suburban Teenagers And Text Messaging For Beach Violence

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley today blamed texting and drinking by high school students -- more than half of them suburbanites -- for a wave of North Avenue beach arres...

Alderman Calling For Surveillance Cameras Along Beaches To Curb Summer Violence

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A North Side alderman is calling for police surveillance cameras along a stretch of beach from Oak Street to North Avenue to keep a lid on violence th...

Not So Fast: Swim Advisories At Beaches Remain Due To E. Coli

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Swimmers beware: Many of Chicago's beaches are again under watch for bacteria. The Park District issued swim advisories for 10 beaches. ...

PHOTOS: Too Hot? Too Stormy? Chicago Has The Relief You Need This Weekend

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

First they said it would be 90 degrees and humid, then the crazy storms broke windows at the Sears Willis Tower and sent your patio furniture down the...

Daley: Bring More Booze To The Lakefront

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The number of liquor licenses would more than double on Chicago Park District property along the lakefront under a proposal Mayor Richard Daley introd...

City Beaches Closed For Season

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's swim at your own risk from now until next summer. Labor Day, the traditional end-of-summer holiday, also marked the final day the Chicago Park D...

Winnetka Beach Tops List Of Area's Most Polluted Beaches

Chicago Tribune | Kristen Schorsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Winnetka beach topped the list of Cook County's most polluted beaches in 2008, according to a national water testing report issued today....

Some Residents Resist Calls For Completing Burnham's Lakefront Plan

Chicago Public Radio | Shawn Allee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's lakefront is having a birthday of sorts. On July 4, 1909, architect Daniel Burnham unveiled a plan for continuous park space up and down the...

Lake Michigan Surfing: Chicago May Open 5 Beaches To Wave Riders

Chicago Sun-Times | MAURICE POSSLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For the first time, Chicagoans with dusty surfboards in their garages or basements can start thinking about legally hanging 10 in Lake Michigan, perha...