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Air & Water Show Bar/Restaurant Specials

If the sand isn’t your scene, there are a few bars and restaurants catering especially to Air & Water Show spectators this weekend. With special menus and prime locations along Lake Michigan at Navy Pier and North Avenue Beach, you’ll have a spectacular view for the show.

08/13/2014

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Doctors Offer Free Skin Cancer Screenings At North Avenue Beach

Hundreds of runners, walkers, joggers and beach goers got to take advantage of free skin cancer screening at one of Chicago’s busiest beaches.

08/02/2014

Sunbathers enjoy what should be the summer's first 90-degree day at North Avenue Beach on Tuesday. (Credit: CBS)

Summer Scorcher Brings Ideal Beach Weather

With temperatures likely reaching 90 degrees for the only the third time this year – and the first time this summer – Tuesday should be a perfect day to hit the beach.

07/22/2014

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Memorial Day Weekend Event Round Up

It’s finally Memorial Day weekend and that means patio and BBQ season! Here is a list of a few events around town to help you kick off summer in the city.

05/21/2014

North Avenue Beach

Man Charged With Stealing iPhone From Tourist At North Avenue Beach

Chicago Police have arrested a teenager who they say stole a tourist’s iPhone on the lakefront this weekend, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

08/12/2013

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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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Best Public Beaches And Reservoirs To Spend A Summer Day In Chicago

This town can brag about having one of the most attractive and accessible shorelines in the country as well as fine beaches that remain free.

06/08/2013

Swimmers take the Polar Plunge in Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach on New Year's Day 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Gutsy Revelers Take Polar Plunge To Celebrate New Year

About 50 hearty souls started the first day of the New Year with a plunge into the frigid water of Lake Michigan.

CBS Chicago–01/01/2013

During a dry run, a "Flugtag" vehicle gets pushed into Lake Michigan. (CBS)

Red Bull ‘Flugtag’ Event Called Off

Organizers have called off the Red Bull Flugtag event, in which handmade gliders plummet into Lake Michigan, due to what they have termed “unsafe marine conditions.”

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

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

Topless Protest Planned For North Avenue Beach Sunday

Demonstrators will gather at North Avenue Beach Sunday to protest against laws that forbid women from going topless.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2012

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels fly over the lakefront during the 2012 Chicago Air & Water Show. (Credit: CBS)

Air Show Fans Find Different Perspectives To Watch The Stunts

The Blue Angels closed out Chicago’s 54th annual Air & Water Show this afternoon. For spectators, it was all about the view. CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman found some unique spots where people found a different perspective for the Air & Water Show.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2012

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Air And Water Show Set To Take To The Skies

It wouldn’t be late summer in Chicago without the sound of a military plane zooming through the air, turning eyes skyward from Lakeview to the Loop.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2012

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Chicago Air & Water Show

The Chicago Air and Water Show is one of the most popular summer events in the city. Folks come from all over to enjoy the sun and spectacle above the Chicago beaches on this city’s one-of-a-kind lakefront.

08/11/2012

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Guide To North Avenue Beach

There is a reason why Chicago is labeled as the Third Coast. With Lake Michigan at our fingertips, Chicago boasts lots of beaches up and down her shores. One of the more popular and active beaches is North Avenue. Spend a weekend there and take in what it has to offer.

08/06/2012

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Girl, 12, Rescued From Lake Near North Avenue Beach

Paramedics were attending to the child near the beach house, according to Fire Media Affairs, adding that a second ambulance was being sent to the beach.

07/27/2012

North Avenue beach at sunrise. (Credit: Natalie Cheng/CBS Chicago)

Lifeguards Gather To Remember North Avenue Beach ‘Bird Lady’

Several generations of Chicago lifeguards gathered along the lakefront yesterday to remember “the Bird Lady of North Avenue Beach.”

07/16/2012

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Man Hospitalized, Another Injured, After Being Pulled From Lake

Fire paramedics have taken two people to the hospital after they were rescued from Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach Saturday afternoon.

07/14/2012

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

Lake Swimmers Extra Cautious After Drowning At North Av. Beach

Swimmers at North Avenue Beach were taking extra precautions on Wednesday, a day after a 14-year-old boy drowned while swimming there.

CBS 2–06/13/2012

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Teen Dies After Being Pulled From Lake At North Av. Beach

Family and friends are mourning after an 8th grade graduation celebration turned tragic at North Avenue Beach, when a 14-year-old boy drowned while swimming with friends.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2012

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Summer Guide To Castaways Bar & Grill

Chicago in the summer is all about being outdoors, near the lake and taking advantage of the fleeting warm weather. Castaways Bar and Grill is an iconic summer staple. The huge ship that sits at North Avenue beach is like a beacon to beach goers everywhere. Aside from its prime location for soaking up sun and refueling after a long day at the beach, here are a few things to know.

06/07/2012

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