Thousands Make A Splash At Chicago Special Olympics's Polar PlungeThousands of people, and a few celebrities, gathered Sunday to plunge into Lake Michigan or simply observe the Special Olympics Chicago's 17th annual Polar Plunge.
Police To Step Up Lakefront Patrols After Brawls At North Avenue BeachWith summer heating up, Chicago police said they will add extra patrols to all city beaches and parks, in the wake of another bloody brawl at North Avenue Beach.
Best Bodies Of Water To Visit Near ChicagoUnless you're talking theater or food, it's hard not to mention Chicago as a destination without also mentioning Lake Michigan. It's where many visitors and Chicagoans go to cool off, run on park trails and relax on a bench or blanket when needing to escape urban bustle.
Judge Tosses Woman’s 'Go Topless'LawsuitU.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman tossed the lawsuit Tuesday at the request of city lawyers, shooting down Sonoko Tagami’s claim that police infringed on her rights to free expression and equal protection.
Best Upcoming Exhibits For Kids Around ChicagoLearning about animals, captaining a boat, sing a longs, nature hikes, and aerial magic can offer children a summer of discovery and memories they will never forget.
Chicago Park District Ready For Start Of Beach Season This WeekendFriday marks the official start of the beach season in Chicago. All Chicago Park District beaches will be staffed with lifeguards from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., every day through Labor Day.
Man Rescued From North Avenue Beach A man who jumped into Lake Michigan on the North Side was rescued early Sunday.
Polar Plungers Say They Are 'Freezin' For A Reason'Whether it’s the lingering effects of last night’s celebrations or a baptism of sorts to start off the new year – or a fundraiser – dozens gathered at North Avenue Beach as the new year dawned.
Air & Water Show Bar/Restaurant SpecialsIf 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.
Doctors Offer Free Skin Cancer Screenings At North Avenue BeachHundreds of runners, walkers, joggers and beach goers got to take advantage of free skin cancer screening at one of Chicago's busiest beaches.
Summer Scorcher Brings Ideal Beach WeatherWith 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.
Memorial Day Weekend Event Round UpIt'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.