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Rainbow Beach

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

City Launches Free Wi-Fi At 5 Beaches

Posting pictures to social media of your day at the beach or answering a work email while soaking up the sun is easier now at a handful of spots along the lake, with five Chicago beaches now offering free wi-fi.

07/19/2013

Lake Rescue

Boy, 6, Rescued From Lake By Younger Brother

A 6-year-old boy was in serious condition Tuesday morning, after being pulled from Lake Michigan by his even younger brother at the South Side’s Rainbow Beach.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2012

Countless people crowded into Lake Michigan. (Credit: CBS)

Parking Lots At 3 Beaches Fill Up As Chicagoans Try To Beat Heat

With countless Chicagoans trying to beat the intense heat in the city by taking a dip in Lake Michigan, officials have closed the parking lots at three popular beaches, after they ran out of space.

CBS Chicago–07/04/2012

Officer Shot

Officer Wounded When Gun Goes Off After Chase

A Chicago Police officer was hospitalized Monday morning, after a police chase ended on the south lakefront with the officer’s own gun discharging.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012

Lake Michigan (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Historical Marker To Commemorate Integration At Rainbow Beach

A historical marker will be dedicated this weekend at the South Side’s Rainbow Beach, which was the site of civil rights protests more than 50 years ago.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2011

Lake Michigan (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Plaque To Commemorate Fight To Integrate South Side’s Rainbow Beach

A new landmark will be dedicated this month to mark the 50th anniversary of efforts to integrate Rainbow Beach on the city’s South Side.

CBS Chicago–08/12/2011