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5 Things Not To Forget In Your Summer Beach Bag

A day at the beach should include a bag full of essentials to keep you comfortable and protected in the sun. Here are five must-haves not to forget when planning a day at the beach.

07/15/2015

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6 Beach Escapes You Might Not Know About

Looking for a new beach getaway spot this summer? Wendy Francis, author of “The Summer Of Good Intentions,” shares her top 6 beach escapes that you might not know about.

07/14/2015

Central Avenue Beach along the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has been closed due to hazardous conditions, as the beach has eroded to almost nothing, and the high winds of the last few weeks have exposed asphalt and other unsafe surfaces. The previous trail to the beach is now an 8 foot drop-off.  (Credit: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore/Facebook)

Central Beach Closed Due To Erosion Along Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Chief Ranger Mike Bremer said the beach at Central Avenue, on the east side of Beverly Shores, has been closed indefinitely, because high waves last week washed away the sand, leaving an eight-foot drop-off, which has at its base some jagged pieces of an old road that used to run along the beach.

07/13/2015

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3 Science Experiments To Try Outdoors With Kids This Summer

The weather is warmer and that means kids are gearing up to get outside and release some pent-up winter energy. These three outdoor science experiments offer curious young scientists a messy, fun learning experience.

06/11/2015

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Rain Puts Damper On Memorial Day Beach-Goers

Memorial Day is a day at the beach for those who just want to have some easy-going fun, but the weather hasn’t been cooperating.

05/25/2015

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Best Ideas For Fourth of July In Chicago

Need ideas for July 4th weekend with your family? We have the ultimate guide for your holiday weekend.

07/01/2014

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Six Hot Beach Reads For Summer

Summer is time for breaking out your bathing suits and hitting the beach. Whether you’re craving a thriller or tearjerker, our sister company Simon & Schuster has a book for every afternoon spent in the sun. Throw one of these page-turners in your beach bag and prepare to lose yourself.

06/23/2014

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Overseas Destinations You Can Travel To Without A Passport

You don’t always need a passport to travel overseas. You can still head to a tropical unincorporated destination overseas.

01/14/2014

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Live Like A Castaway On Your Own Deserted Island

Think you’ve got what it takes to make it on a deserted island? Find out for sure by booking a real-life “castaway experience” and really get away on your next vacation.

01/09/2014

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The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms

If you’re looking for an unusual tropical vacation this time around, check out the world’s most incredible underwater hotel rooms.

11/26/2013

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The Jamaica Destination Guide

Jamaica is a quintessential Caribbean travel destination. Here’s a guide to both the basics and the intoxicatingly refreshing things to do.

10/31/2013

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The Bahamas Destination Guide

If you want to truly experience The Bahamas, get ready to do some island hopping. Check out this destinations guide to Nassau, Grand Bahama Island, Great Exuma, Green Turtle Cay and more.

10/25/2013

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2 Investigators: How Safe Is The Sand At Chicago Beaches?

Every summer we hear about bacteria like E. coli in the lake water which leads to swimming bans at some beaches, but what about the sand. The CBS 2 Investigators checked out what effect does the bacteria have on the beach.

07/24/2013

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Human Leg Found On South Lakeshore

Authorities said a person walking along Lake Michigan found the leg on the rocks near the lake, which was severed from the hip down.

06/06/2013

James Malecek is charged with involuntary manslaughter, aggravated battery, and battery in the death of Kevin Kennelly Jr., 17. (Photo Credit: LaPorte County Sheriff's Department)

Man Gets 145 Days For Punch That Killed Teen On Indiana Beach

A DePaul University student was sentenced to 145 days behind bars Thursday after admitting his role in a deadly Indiana brawl that claimed the life of a Beverly teenager.

05/17/2013

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Best Places In South Florida To Swim With The Dolphins

Swimming with the dolphins can be a great experience, and some of the best places to do this are Dolphins Plus, Dolphin Cove, Theater of the Sea, Dolphin Research Center, and Miami Seaquarium.

11/05/2012

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Best Dog Parks In Chicago

No worries if you find that your apartment barely has enough breathing for you and Fido. Chicago and its surrounding suburbs have plenty of “dog friendly areas” where you two can go outdoors and take in the fresh air and get some exercise.

09/11/2012

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2 Teens Rescued From Lake; Rip Currents A Danger This Weekend

The National Weather Service says there is an increased risk of rip currents along the lake in Cook and Lake (Ill.) counties through Sunday evening.

09/01/2012

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Guide To Montrose Beach

A popular beach and also the largest public one in Chicago, Montrose Beach is located near the Uptown neighborhood. It has fun activities for everyone in the family including the dog.

08/21/2012

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Guide To North Avenue Beach

There is a reason why Chicago is labeled as the Third Coast. With Lake Michigan at our fingertips, Chicago boasts lots of beaches up and down her shores. One of the more popular and active beaches is North Avenue. Spend a weekend there and take in what it has to offer.

08/06/2012

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