Extra Security For Weekend Race, Cubs Games After Boston BombingsIn the wake of the bombings at the Boston Marathon, the Chicago Area Runners Association was honoring their Boston colleagues with a Unity Run on Tuesday. The run, starting at Foster Avenue beach, was not getting any special security attention, but other sporting events in Chicago over the next few days will.
Parking Lots At 3 Beaches Fill Up As Chicagoans Try To Beat HeatWith countless Chicagoans trying to beat the intense heat in the city by taking a dip in Lake Michigan, officials have closed the parking lots at three popular beaches, after they ran out of space.
Best Places Where Dogs Can Swim In ChicagoThat pup appreciates every mundane conversation and doesn't care about bank accounts or status symbols. He just wants to play, and in Chicago's warm months, that means a righteous swim somewhere dogs are welcome. Make that best buddy happy at the city's best doggy dip options.
Man Gets 20 Years For Trying To Rape Woman In Beach RestroomA 31-year-old man has pleaded guilty to trying to rape a woman in a Foster Avenue Beach restroom in 2010 and has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Google Maps Almost Have Chicago Down, But Not QuiteIf you search Google for “Merchandise Mart,” your results will come back accompanied by a convenient map plotting its location for you. But the map points to the Drake Hotel.
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Man Pleads Not Guilty To Rape Attempt, Beating At BeachA man accused of beating and trying to rape a woman in a Foster Avenue Beach bathroom — a crime stopped by a man who came to the screaming victim's aid — pleaded not guilty to the charges against him on Tuesday.