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After Today, It Is Illegal To Swim In Lake Michigan

After today, it will be illegal to swim in Lake Michigan until next May.

09/02/2014

A Chicago Park District lifeguard keeps an eye on swimmers at North Avenue Beach. (Credit: CBS)

Beach Visitors Warned About Choppy Conditions On Lake

Lakefront visitors are being advised to check the flags at Chicago beaches before going into the water on Friday, because of possible danger of rip currents from choppy conditions.

08/23/2013

High waves pound the lakefront at Fullerton Avenue, just north of North Avenue beach. (Credit: CBS)

Rip Currents, High Waves Prompt Swim Ban On Lakefront

Swimming was banned at all Chicago beaches Tuesday afternoon, due to high waves and potentially dangerous rip currents.

08/13/2013

North Avenue Beach (File Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

City Launches Free Wi-Fi At 5 Beaches

Posting pictures to social media of your day at the beach or answering a work email while soaking up the sun is easier now at a handful of spots along the lake, with five Chicago beaches now offering free wi-fi.

07/19/2013

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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