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The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter "Hollyhock" has been stationed off Burnham Harbor for the NATO summit in Chicago, to enforce the security zone near McCormick Place. The cutter has been placing buoys to mark off the restricted zone around Burnham Harbor. (Credit: CBS)

Coast Guard Increasing Patrols For NATO Summit

If you start noticing more boats patrolling Lake Michigan and the river – it’s because of the NATO summit, as you might have guessed.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012

A military official holds a NATO flag on April 4, 2009 during the NATO summit in Strasbourg, eastern France. (MICHAEL URBAN/AFP/Getty Images)

NATO Parking Restrictions Begin, Security To Tighten Over The Week

Parking restrictions and other security measures for the NATO summit next Sunday have already started going into effect.

CBS 2–05/13/2012

Breast Cancer Ribbon

40,000 Join “Race At Your Pace” For Breast Cancer

About 40,000 people took a walk on the lakefront on Sunday, for the 21st Annual Y-Me “Race At Your Pace,” a 5K to support breast cancer patients.

CBS Chicago–05/13/2012

McCormick Place West (Credit: CBS)

Feds Reveal Security Perimeter For NATO Summit

The U.S. Secret Service has revealed security measures for next month’s NATO summit, which will push protesters a bit further away from McCormick Place than they originally planned to be.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012

Volunteers with the Shedd Aquarium clean up trash and debris from the nearby 12th Street Beach on April 18, 2012, after the aquarium adopted the beach for Earth Day. The aquarium will sweep the beach once a month through October to clean up trash and debris left in the sand. (Credit: CBS)

Shedd Aquarium To Help Clean Up 12th Street Beach

The Shedd Aquarium has adopted a beach near the aquarium for Earth Day, and will help remove trash and debris from the sand for the next several months.

04/18/2012

Willy, a 2-year-old Pomeranian, had to be put down after he was attacked by a pit bull at Montrose Dog Beach. Willy's owner, Audrey Fisher, is looking for the pit bull's owner, claiming he simply walked away after Willy was attacked. (Fisher Family Photo)

Family Looking For Owner Of Pit Bull That Killed Their Pet

It took just seconds; a dog that was supposed to be playing on the beach ended up dangling from the jaws of another dog, dying and unable to fight back. Now, there’s a huge push to find the owner of the animal that reportedly attacked.

CBS 2–03/27/2012

Weather

Temperature To Drop To 50s Near Lake, Stay In 70s Elsewhere

Chicago city residents might need a light jacket later in the day Thursday, but areas farther west will continue to experience summertime temperatures in what is technically still winter.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2012

Philip Patnaude, 28, went missing on March 3, 2012, after a night of drinking with friends. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Police Search Belmont Harbor After Missing Man’s Jacket Found

Chicago police were searching Belmont Harbor on Sunday, after a missing man’s jacket was found along the lakefront.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2012

The outline of a pit bull's body is seen in the snow on the grass at Rainbow Beach Park after two pit bulls attacked a jogger and then police shot and killed the dogs. (Credit: CBS)

Jogger In Critical Condition After Dog Attack Along Lakefront

A man was critically injured Monday morning when he was attacked by what police described as two pit bulls while jogging along the lakefront in Rainbow Beach Park.

CBS Chicago–01/02/2012

Leonard Jamison, 46, is charged with burglarizing a car near the lakefront and police believe he burglarized several other vehicles after finding more than 100 gift cards, purses, wallets and numerous other stolen items in his home. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Man Charged With Lakefront Car Burglary, Police Seek Other Victims

A West Side man has been charged with burglarizing a car near the lakefront on the South Side and police believe he burglarized several other vehicles after finding more than 100 gift cards, purses, wallets and numerous other stolen items in his home.

11/16/2011

Akilah Easter has filed a complaint with the Chicago Police Department, claiming police did not take pictures or collect DNA or other evidence after she fought off an attacker along the lakefront in June. (Credit: CBS)

Woman Attacked On Lakefront Says Cops Mishandled Case

Akilah Easter was attacked on the lakefront this summer and managed to get away, but she said her nightmare didn’t end there. Easter said that, when Chicago police officers arrived to investigate, she felt victimized again.

CBS 2–11/02/2011

Two members of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds flight team fly in a mirror formation during the 2011 Chicago Air & Water Show. (Credit: CBS)

1.7M Attend Chicago Air & Water Show

Saturday’s rain storm put a bit of a damper on attendance for the Chicago Air and Water Show this weekend.

CBS Chicago–08/21/2011

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly over the Chicago lakefront on Aug. 18, 2011, in a rehearsal of their aerobatics display during the 2011 Chicago Air & Water Show. (Credit: CBS)

Cops To Be Out In Force For Air & Water Show

As many as 2 million people were expected to take in the Chicago Air & Water Show on Saturday and Sunday and that means a big job for Chicago police.

CBS 2–08/19/2011

A Chicago police officer patrols North Avenue Beach on an ATV on Aug. 6, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Cops Beef Up Lakefront Patrols This Weekend

Chicago police were stepping up patrols along the lakefront this weekend to handle the large crowds expected at the city’s beaches and for the Lollapalooza music festival.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2011

Chicago police officers have used ATVs like this to patrol the city's beaches, but now the department is removing them from the beaches, except for during large-scale events. (Credit: CBS)

Police ATVs No Longer Patrolling City Beaches

With a summer heat wave upon us, beaches are already packed and the popular Air & Water Show is just around the corner. So why aren’t police officers going to be patrolling the lakefront on ATVs?

CBS 2–08/03/2011

Chicago police will be out in force over the holiday weekend. (CBS)

No Days Off For Cops Over The Holiday Weekend

The Chicago Police Department is keeping many members of its force on the clock this weekend, even if they had sought to take time off, to help keep popular spots safe. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

07/01/2011

Jackson Park Harbor

Boy Pulled From Jackson Park Harbor Dies

The boy was walking with his parents down a pier when he fell in the water Sunday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–06/19/2011

This bike path along Lake Michigan near 35th seems tranquil, but it was a different story June 10, when a woman jogger was attacked in broad daylight. (CBS)

Woman Attacked On Lakefront: ‘I Just Jumped Into Action,’ Fought Back

The woman who was attacked last week in broad daylight along Chicago’s lakefront recounts her ordeal to CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot.

06/16/2011

Raccoon

Raccoons Invading Along Lakefront

Dark-eyed, wild bandits have invaded both the north and south lakefront, but officials are working to out-smart them.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2011

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Woman In Wheel Chair And Man Fall In At Yacht Club

Warmer temperatures drew crowds to the lakefront this weekend — just two days after a woman in a wheel chair and the man pushing her accidentally fell in at the Columbia Yacht Club.

04/10/2011

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