Oak Street Beach

Rob Thomas says he notices the ads the first time about a month and a half ago. (Credit: Steve Miller

Some Beach-Goers Irked By Ads Plastered On Underpass Leading To Oak Street Beach

For the first time in memory, the underpass leading to Oak Street Beach is plastered with billboards and not everybody is pleased to see them as part of the lakefront panorama.

06/23/2015

Authorities respond to a call of a body in the water near Oak Street Beach. (CBS/Jennice Chavez)

Body Pulled From Lake Near Oak Street Beach

The male corpse was pulled from the water about two blocks north of Oak Street about 5:40 p.m., according to Fire Media Affairs.

06/22/2015

About 50 volunteers picked up garbage on Oak Street Beach Saturday. (Credit: Bob Roberts)

Dozens Of Volunteers Pick Up Trash At Oak Street Beach

Another sure sign that spring is here to stay: It was spring cleaning day Saturday at Chicago’s Oak Street Beach.

04/18/2015

Chicago Police Officer Wadell Hardy saved a 58-year-old man from Lake Michigan after the man jumped into the icy water at Oak Street Beach. (Credit: CBS)

Police Officer Rescues Man From Lake Michigan At Oak Street

Near North District Officer Wadell Hardy, a 22-year veteran of the CPD, was the first to arrive, and found the victim struggling in the icy water. He admitted he was afraid the ice beneath him would give way, but he knew he couldn’t let the man drown.

01/19/2015

Ambulance

Man In Serious Condition After Being Pulled From Lake Michigan

A man is in serious-to-critical condition after being pulled from Lake Michigan on Sunday afternoon near Oak Street beach.

01/18/2015

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Chicago’s Priceless Things To Do This Week: September 1st-7th

Check out the priceless things to do this week in Chicago, week of September 1st-7th.

09/01/2014

Chicago Jazz Festival

Best Things To Do Labor Day Weekend In Chicago

End summer on the right note with these fun-filled activities in the Chicago area. Grab your family and friends for a fun-filled last hurrah for summer.

08/15/2014

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Best Places To Sunbathe In Chicago

There are many spots to sunbathe in Chicago. Depending on the atmosphere one is looking for, there is the perfect sunbathing spot available for everyone.

06/28/2014

Darrell Griffin (left) and Garland Smith (right) both face felony charges after allegedly stealing iPhones in separate incidents on or near the lakefront on Aug. 17, 2013. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Lifeguard Thwarts iPhone Robbery During Air Show

Five suspects – including three juveniles – face charges, following three separate robberies on Saturday, two of them at the Air & Water Show.

08/19/2013

A red Fiat is seen "skiing" across Lake Michigan on Sunday. (Credit: Adam Schulman/Facebook)

Water Skiing Cars On Lake Michigan? It Was Just A Commerical

Many people along Oak Street beach took a double on Sunday after seeing a boat towing a car.

08/05/2013

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Best 4th Of July Parties In Chicago

Celebrate Independence Day with a mix of family-friendly and late-night fun. Whether you’re headed out to Lake Michigan or the ‘burbs, you’re sure to get your party on for the Fourth of July.

06/20/2013

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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

The lane markers between the four lanes of the Oak Street Curve on Lake Shore Drive have completely worn away, prompting the city to bring in private contractors that normally take the winter off to re-stripe the lanes. (Credit: CBS)

Lane Markers On Lake Shore Drive’s Oak Street Curve Completely Worn Away

It’s already one of the more dangerous parts of Lake Shore Drive. Now the curve at Oak Street Beach is even more challenging for drivers to navigate.

CBS 2–01/08/2013

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Best Spots To Spend A Summer Day In Chicago

Chicago boasts a variety of activities that include boat rides, gardens, outdoor concerts and nature museums perfect for any family this summer. Whether you live in Winnetka, Wheaton or Wicker Park, Chicago and the suburbs offer a little bit of everything parents need to get the kids out of the house when school lets out.

07/13/2012

Rex Flodstrom, 40, was arrested at Oak Street Beach on Jan. 17, 2012, for surfing at a non-surfing beach. He has agreed to 20 hours of community service in exchange for dropping all charges. (Credit: CBS)

Surfer Arrested At Oak Street Beach Gets Community Service

A North Side man arrested last month for illegally surfing off Oak Street Beach will have the charges against him dropped if he completes 20 hours of community service.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2012

Surfer

Man To Appear In Court For Surfing Illegally Off Oak Street Beach

A Near North Side man arrested last month for illegally surfing off Oak Street Beach will appear in court in a couple of days.

WBBM Newsradio–02/14/2012

James Garcia  (courtesy Garcia family)

Painful Wait Continues For Family Of Man Missing In Lake

Police resumed their search Monday morning for a man who went missing in Lake Michigan over the weekend.

10/02/2011

Lake Michigan (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Search Continues For Man, Presumed Dead, In Lake Michigan

The search for a missing Berkeley man, who is presumed dead, was back on Sunday afternoon, after it had been suspended for a few hours due to high waves and high mercury levels in Lake Michigan on Sunday.

CBS Chicago–10/02/2011

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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

Crash

4 Hospitalized After Crash Near Oak Street Beach Curve

An accident near a precarious curve on North Lake Shore Drive on the Gold Coast has sent four people to Northwestern Memorial Hospital Sunday afternoon.

03/20/2011