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Nine Awesome Swim-Up Bars

Check out some of the most amazing Swim-Up Bars from around the world!

10/17/2013

The Glenview Park District pool where a young boy drowned Friday. (CBS)

Glenview Police Close Case Of 5-Year-Old Boy Who Drowned

Glenview police have completed a two-month investigation into the June 15 drowning death of a 4-year-old boy in a park district pool.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

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Best Pool Halls In Chicago

The best pool halls in Chicago have a relaxed and casual atmosphere that lets you shoot some pool solo or with a group of friends. Check out these five affordable spots that you can play pool for fun or competition.

08/09/2012

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Best Outdoor Hotel Pools In Chicago

We all know Chicago weather is unpredictable to say the least. For this reason, outdoor pools are few and far between in the city. If you’re planning a trip to town, a party or just a weekend in Chicago, here’s a round up of the best outdoor hotel pools. There’s also a handy key noting which hotel is best for location, luxury, families and the view to help you determine the best hotel for you.

07/05/2012

The Glenview Park District pool where a young boy drowned Friday. (CBS)

Report: Family Furious About Lack Of Answers In Boy’s Drowning

A little boy drowned during a visit to a public pool in Glenview last Friday, and his family has since been trying to learn exactly what happened — reportedly with little success.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2012

The Glenview Park District pool where a young boy drowned Friday. (CBS)

Boy, 4, Dies After Being Pulled From Glenview Pool

The young victim was found unresponsive in the Glenview Park District’s Roosevelt Pool on Friday afternoon.

06/15/2012

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Best Waterparks And Pools In Chicago

As the seasons change and temperatures rise, save the family from the heat waves and make a mad dash for the city’s best waterparks and pools. Whether splashing around, diving in or sliding down an outrageous labyrinth of tubes to land in a giant pool full of refreshment, there is no better way to cool off this summer than somewhere sunny and poolside. In Chicago, the best wet and wild amusement is flexible enough to fit any schedule. Stay the entire weekend or just a few hours, but be sure to hit the best places to swim in Chicago.

06/08/2012

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New Pool, Swimming Lessons Coming To Spring Hill Mall

In West Dundee, parents won’t have to buy a membership at a health club or a YMCA for their kids to get swimming lessons. They’ll only have to go the mall.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2012

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Best Chicago Picnic Spots

Nothing says summer more than a picnic under the shade of a tree, or better yet, under the stars. Grab a blanket and a basket brimming with goodies and you’re set to go! Chicago is full of hidden corners ripe for picnicking – here are my top five favorite picnic spots…

08/27/2011

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Guide To: Family Fun In Bucktown

Bucktown is a hip, urban neighborhood located on the north side of the city. With its trendy boutiques, galleries, cafes and restaurants, it’s a great corner of the city to live in or visit for a day or evening of fun.

07/22/2011

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As Heat Soars, Tight Budget Keeps Maywood Pool Closed

As the heat index soars into the triple digits, families often look to the community pool as a low-cost way to cool down.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2011

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Guide To: Surviving The Pool With The Kids

During the hot, humid, sticky days of Chicago summer, a day of sitting inside the house with the kids doesn’t seem appealing – even if there is air conditioning to keep everyone cool. Venturing off to the local pool is a great way to beat the heat!

07/12/2011

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Behavior At Forest Preserve Pool Infuriates Officials

New safety and conduct rules are in place at Cook County Forest Preserve District pools this morning.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2011