North Avenue Beach
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.
Record high temperatures in Chicago on Monday made it another perfect day to be at any of Chicago’s beaches.
Volunteers picked up trash at the North Avenue Beach Wednesday, to publicize “outdoor ethics” ahead of the official opening of the Chicago beaches on Friday.
Chicago beaches open for the summer on Friday, and the Park District says this year, you can expect to see fewer days when swimming is forbidden.
A man was shot and wounded before sunrise Friday as he walked with a group of others at the North Avenue Beach.
It will be an unusual sight along the lakefront this weekend, as for the first time, the Beach Polo World Cup will be played in Chicago at North Avenue Beach.
A Chicago Police lieutenant said fallen Chicago Police horse Mikey C. was special, and it would take 10 police officers to replace him.
What would the Chicago Air & Water Show be without a topless protest? Men go topless all the time. So why not women? That was the message of a protest Sunday at North Avenue Beach, as a group of women fought for the right to bare their breasts.
Some protesters are planning to get a few things off their chests – in a very literal sense – at North Avenue Beach over the weekend.
Yes, you could easily watch jets zoom overhead all day. Unfortunately, the Air & Water Show doesn’t last all day. What will you do with the rest of your time you spend at North Avenue Beach? Here’s a list of things to enjoy and and near North Avenue Beach. Don’t say we never gave you anything.
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’ll be indistinguishable—whatever it is—if you don’t have a good spot to watch the Air & Water Show come August 20th and 21st. Whether it’s Superman or, even cooler, a Thunderbird jet you’re looking for in the sky, the following spots will offer an unobstructed and clear view for you – ensuring you’ll know exactly what you’re looking at.
The body of an Elgin man was found Monday morning on the lakefront bike path near North Avenue Beach.
A South Side man has been charged with trying to kidnap a small boy at North Avenue Beach on Saturday.
Chicago police moved fast Saturday after a father told an officer that a suspect tried to run off with his 2-year-old son.
Questions persist about why North Avenue Beach was really closed on Memorial Day. Emergency calls made that day seems to suggest concerns about the crowds, not the heat.
With school out and in the wake of mob attacks along the lakefront, the Chicago Police Department is making a big show of force along the beaches and Michigan Avenue.
It’s the hottest day of the year in Chicago, with a forecast just a few degrees short of an all-time record for the day.
Chicago’s new top cop tells CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine that North Avenue Beach was closed over heat concerns Monday, not for rumored fears about gangs.
CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson agrees the city was wise to shut down North Avenue Beach on Monday. He’s less supportive when it comes to the reason city officials have given for the evacuation.