Swimming Now Allowed In Indiana Dunes Beaches After Cyanide SpillThe National Park Service has reopened beaches in northwestern Indiana, more than a week after a spill of cyanide and ammonia from a steel factory along Lake Michigan.
Evanston Invites People To Cool Off Near Fire Hydrants If They Can't Hit The BeachAccording to the City of Evanston, several area beaches will be closed because of E. coli levels found in the water.
Holiday Crowds Cause Chicago Police To Close Some Beach Entrances, Rotating Ramp Closures Along Lake Shore DriveAround noon, Chicago police tweeted that city beaches were nearing capacity and that rotating ramp closures were in effect along Lake Shore Drive.
Caffe Oliva Flooding Points To Bigger Problem Of Shrinking BeachesFlooding issues at Ohio Street Beach are making it almost impossible for a Caffe Oliva, seasonal local business, to make it. The owners are calling it their worst May on record. But that's not the only issue. The rising water is causing beaches to shrink.
A Guide To Events & Specials Happening Memorial Day Weekend In ChicagoWith the extended weekend, locals and tourists alike take part in the many events and special offerings happening around the city. Say goodbye May and hello summer by taking part in one or more of the great happenings in Chicago.
Cable Behind Rhode Island Beach Explosion Has Cousins In Illinois, NationwideThe cable that caused an explosion at a crowded Rhode Island beach last summer, injuring a woman, may have counterparts lying under beaches, harbors and waterways at dozens of sites nationwide.
5 Best Beaches In North CarolinaThere are many quaint beach towns located throughout North Carolina; however, only a few stand out and are definite must-see destinations for those looking to enjoy an Oceanside vacation.
Choppy Conditions Make Lake Michigan Off-Limits At Some BeachesAs if the unusually cool weather weren’t reason enough to avoid Lake Michigan on Tuesday, swimming was banned at several lakefront beaches, due to dangerous rip currents. Swimmers were being warned of high bacteria levels at a handful of other beaches.
Choppy Conditions On Lake Prompt Beach Hazard AlertAnyone considering a visit to the beach on Wednesday might want to avoid going for a swim; and not just because the lake is so cold and the weather is unusually brisk for July. Choppy conditions could make swimming dangerous.
Which Beaches Have The Best And Worst Water Quality In The Chicago Area?Two beaches in Rogers Park rank as the best in the Chicago area when it comes to water quality, while two beaches in East Chicago, Indiana, were among the worst in the nation, according to a recent study by the National Resources Defense Council.
Most Lake Michigan Beaches Reopen To SwimmersA day after swimming was banned at most beaches on Lake Michigan in Chicago, due to high bacteria levels, the Chicago Park District has lifted swimming restrictions at all but two.
Swimming Banned At Beaches After Stormwater, Sewage Dumped In LakeThe heavy rainfall from Monday night's storms prompted officials to open the Chicago and Wilmette locks to prevent raw sewage from overflowing out of the sewer system, and instead dump a mix of storm runoff and sewage into Lake Michigan.
Best All-Inclusive Tropical Family VacationsAll-inclusive vacations offer families a chance to experience a tropical vacation without having to worry about paying for all of the extra costs associated with traditional vacations.
Visit A Vodka Distillery... In ParadiseIf year-round sunshine, epic waves, and surfer chicks aren't enough to lure you to Maui, the island's solar-powered, organic vodka distillery might do it. Check out Ocean Vodka, an 8-year-old company that recently opened a visitor-friendly complex. Aloha!
The Jamaica Destination GuideJamaica is a quintessential Caribbean travel destination. Here's a guide to both the basics and the intoxicatingly refreshing things to do.