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City To End Most Swimming Bans At Beaches, Which Open 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.

WBBM Newsradio–05/23/2012

North Avenue Beach (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Man Shot, Wounded On North Avenue Beach

A man was shot and wounded before sunrise Friday as he walked with a group of others at the North Avenue Beach.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2012

Beach Polo

Beach Polo World Cup Coming To Chicago

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.

CBS 2–09/30/2011

Chicago police horse "Mikey C" and his human partner, Chicago Police Officer Paul Casasanto (Photo courtesy: Chicago Police Department)

Officers Mourn Dedicated Chicago Police Horse

A Chicago Police lieutenant said fallen Chicago Police horse Mikey C. was special, and it would take 10 police officers to replace him.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2011

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

Women Stage Topless Protest During Air Show

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.

WBBM Newsradio–08/21/2011

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

Topless Protest To Be Held In Middle Of Air And Water Show

Some protesters are planning to get a few things off their chests – in a very literal sense – at North Avenue Beach over the weekend.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2011

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A Beach For Every Bum: Best Chicago Beaches

http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com We’re so spoiled living on big, beautiful Lake Michigan. Sure, the water is usually freezing, but nothing beats a day at the beach. All 28 miles of Chicago lakefront are managed by the Chicago […]

08/13/2011

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Guide To: North Avenue Beach

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.

08/08/2011

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Best Views For The Air & Water Show

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.

08/01/2011

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Man Found Dead On Lakefront Bike Path

The body of an Elgin man was found Monday morning on the lakefront bike path near North Avenue Beach.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2011

Tyrone Hill

Man Charged With Trying To Kidnap Toddler At North Avenue Beach

A South Side man has been charged with trying to kidnap a small boy at North Avenue Beach on Saturday.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2011

Armando Uvalle, left, prevented a stranger Saturday from grabbing his 2-year-old son. (CBS)

Dad Foils Would-Be Child Abductor, Who Is Quickly Arrested

Chicago police moved fast Saturday after a father told an officer that a suspect tried to run off with his 2-year-old son.

07/02/2011

Police chased off swimmers at North Avenue Beach on Monday after four people were treated for heat exhaustion. (CBS)

9-1-1 Calls Reveal Crowd Concerns At North Ave. Beach

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.

CBS Chicago–06/23/2011

Chicago police patrol North Avenue Beach. (CBS)

With School Out, Police Presence Boosted Downtown

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.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2011

Heat

Sweltering Heat Wave Sets In Across Chicago Area

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.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2011

Garry McCarthy, Chicago's new police superintendent (CBS)

McCarthy: No Cover-Up In Police Beach Closure

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.

06/03/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Explanation For Beach Closing Smells Fishy

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.

06/02/2011

North Avenue Beach

Doubts Mount About Why City Closed North Avenue Beach

A lot of residents and beachgoers still are not buying the city’s version of events about why the city closed the North Avenue Beach on Memorial Day.

CBS Chicago–06/02/2011

Police chased off swimmers at North Avenue Beach on Monday after four people were treated for heat exhaustion. (CBS)

Supt. McCarthy: Gang Activity Didn’t Close Beach

Reporters wanted to know today whether it was really flash mob gang activity – not cases of heat exhaustion – that closed North Avenue Beach earlier this week.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel: Heat-Related Illness Forced North Avenue Beach Shutdown

Was it fear of a violent flash mob, heat sickness, or just too many people? The search for answers continues this morning about why North Avenue Beach was shut down on Memorial Day.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2011

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