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.


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.



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


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.


A Man Walks Along The Lake Michigan Shore. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Major, Bizarre Fish Die-Off Along Lakefront

A bizarre scene is evolving on the Chicago lakefront, with Canada geese and mallard ducks gulping down dead or dying gizzard shad.


Soldier Field, Home of the Chicago Bears

Guide To Soldier Field

While a visit to Soldier Field is guaranteed to be more enjoyable than any visiting team, it never hurts to get a little more acquainted with Walter Payton’s newly renovated lake house.