CHICAGO (CBS) — At this time last year in Chicago, beaches all up and down Lake Michigan were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Not so this year, and sun seekers as far as the eye could see took to Montrose Beach amid the sweltering heat.READ MORE: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Backs Declaring Juneteenth An Official City Holiday Starting Next Year
At one point, there were so many people, police closed off the parking areas to control the crowds.READ MORE: Child Tax Credit: How Much Will Your Monthly Check Be?
Others beat the heat with cool treats. The line was worth it at Mario’s Italian Lemonade on Taylor Street to get an Italian ice, and also to get an Original Rainbow Cone in Beverly.MORE NEWS: Decision Delayed Again On Mental Health Treatment In Jail For Serial Stowaway Marilyn Hartman
CBS 2 Meteorologist Tim McGill reported we will cool slightly for the upcoming week, but stay well above average with 80s.