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Chicago seniors get ready for the "Senior Games" on the South Side. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

‘Senior Games’ Kick Off On South Side

The Chicago Park District’s “Senior Games” began Tuesday morning on the South Side, but hot weather was not much of a factor, despite the 90-plus temperatures.

09/10/2013

North Avenue Beach was closed temporarily Saturday when a thunderstorm swept through Chicago. (CBS)

Shedd Staffers Lead Effort To Remove Invasive Species At Chicago Beach

Shedd Aquarium staffers traded water for sand as they tromped the low dune at 63rd street beach trying to get things back the way they once were, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

06/20/2013

Chicago police block the entrance to the 63rd Street Beach, after responding to a large fight that started at 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, and ended at 63rd Street. Three teens were arrested, and one officer was hurt responding to the brawl. (Credit: CBS)

Three Teens Arrested After Large Fight On Lakefront On South Side

Three teens were arrested on Sunday, after police broke up a large fight along the lakefront in the Jackson Park neighborhood.

05/20/2013

Empty Classroom

School Reform Group Pushing For More Charter Schools

While much of the talk about Chicago schools revolves around a potential teachers strike, one education reform group kicked off the summer this weekend with a push for more charter schools.

06/17/2012

63rd Street Beach

City To End Most Swimming Bans At Beaches, Which Open Friday

Chicago beaches open for the summer on Friday, and the Park District says this year, you can expect to see fewer days when swimming is forbidden.

WBBM Newsradio–05/23/2012