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Rendering of two new pedestrian and bicycle bridges over Lake Shore Drive at 41st Street and 43rd Street. (Credit: Cordogan Clark & Associates)

Construction Set For Two New Bridges Linking Bronzeville To Lakefront

Construction has been slated to begin this fall on two new pedestrian and bicycle bridges over Lake Shore Drive at 41st and 43rd streets. They will replace an outdated bridge at 43rd Street that has no ramp for bicycle or wheelchair access.

09/12/2014

Waves crash into the Chicago lakefront at Fullerton Avenue. (Credit: CBS)

Choppy Conditions On Lake Prompt Beach Hazard Alert

Anyone considering a visit to the beach on Wednesday might want to avoid going for a swim; and not just because the lake is so cold and the weather is unusually brisk for July. Choppy conditions could make swimming dangerous.

07/23/2014

July 14th, 2011:  Many indulge a sunny Thursday afternoon at North Avenue Beach in Chicago, Illinois.  (credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

Which Beaches Have The Best And Worst Water Quality In The Chicago Area?

Two beaches in Rogers Park rank as the best in the Chicago area when it comes to water quality, while two beaches in East Chicago, Indiana, were among the worst in the nation, according to a recent study by the National Resources Defense Council.

07/15/2014

This artist rendering shows what a proposed skyscraper would look like along Chicago's lakefront. (Wanda Group)

Reaction Mixed To Possible 89-Story Skyscraper Along Lakefront

It would be Chicago’s third-tallest building — a high-rise proposed by a Chinese development firm. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

07/10/2014

These two parking lots between Soldier Field and McCormick Place have been proposed as the future home of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, a collection of artwork owned by Star Wars creator George Lucas. The lots would be moved underground and replaced with a $1 billion museum. (Credit: CBS)

Park Advocates Willing To Sue To Keep Lucas Museum Off Lakefront

Advocates for green space in Chicago said they support having Star Wars creator George Lucas build an interactive museum to house his extensive art collection in Chicago, but they don’t want it on the Museum Campus as a mayoral task force has suggested.

06/25/2014

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Lakefront High-Rise Windows Shot Out Three Times This Month

Someone has been shooting some type of projectile at windows at the Harbor Point condo tower at 155 N. Harbor Dr. – twice late at night, and once just before dawn.

04/30/2014

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Man Stabbed During Fight Along Lakefront Trail

A man was stabbed during a fight on the lakefront on the North Side early Saturday.

04/13/2014

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Annual Winter Bird Count Makes Rare Find For This Time Of Year

Birders out yesterday for Chicago’s Christmas lakefront bird count documented a few unusual sightings.

12/26/2013

Gary Dailey received an honorary police badge and a City Council resolution as a reward for chasing down a teen who had stolen a woman's cell phone on July 4th. (Credit: CBS)

Man Honored For Chasing Down Cell Phone Robber On July 4th

A 51-year-old real estate broker who chased down an 18-year-old high school athlete who had stolen a woman’s cell phone received a Chicago City Council award Wednesday at the scene of the crime.

08/28/2013

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

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9-1-1 Calls Depict Chaos, Gangs On Chicago’s Lakefront

Callers trying to enjoy the Fourth of July on Chicago’s lakefront were reporting incidents of chaos. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reviews the recordings.

08/01/2013

Rendering of possible renovations to North Lake Shore Drive. (Credit: Thom Greene/Greene & Proppe Design, Inc.)

Civic Planners Seek Ideas To Update North Lake Shore Drive

After more than 70 years, it’s time for a new North Lake Shore Drive, according to a local think tank that is trying to round up public input for the effort.

WBBM Newsradio–07/26/2013

Waves pound the Lake Michigan shoreline in Chicago. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS)

Waves Prompt Warning For Lakefront Visitors, Beach Closures

Very strong winds from the north created high waves on on Lake Michigan on Tuesday, prompting the National Weather Service warn people to stay out of the lake and to be cautious on the Lakefront path and for a number of Chicago area beaches to close.

07/23/2013

Austin Hudson Lapore (Credit: Chicago Police)

Search Dog Tracks Missing Student To Lakefront

Volunteers, friends and family were out in force Tuesday morning, resuming the search for a missing University of Chicago student.

06/18/2013

Lake Michigan (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

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

Ice on Lake Michigan (CBS 2/Mai Martinez)

Lakefront Ice Is Beautiful But Deadly

A dog was rescued last week along Chicago’s icy lakefront, but sometimes people aren’t so lucky. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

02/25/2013

A seagull. (Credit: Getty)

Birders Make Annual Christmas Count Along Lakefront

Birders tallied more than 50 species of birds yesterday.

12/26/2012

DuSable Park Radiation Sign

Report: DuSable Park Site Near Navy Pier Nearly Clear Of Radioactive Soil

A published report says the long-planned DuSable Park could soon be ready for development along the lake just south of Navy Pier.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2012

Blue Angels

‘Millions’ Expected To Attend Air & Water Show

City officials said “millions” of spectators are expected to gather along the lakefront for this weekend’s Air and Water Show.

08/18/2012

A small plane flipped over when the pilot tried to land on a marshy area on the lakefront at 93rd Street on July 22, 2012. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Pilot Hurt When Plane Flips While Landing On Lakefront

A small experimental airplane flipped over on its roof while making an emergency landing along the lakefront on the Far South Side on Sunday.

07/22/2012

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