Why Do Lifeguards Leave Chicago Beaches Hours Before Dark?In 2009, the city of Chicago cut lifeguard hours because of budget cuts.
Chicago Urged To Extend Lifeguard Hours After DrowningThe Chicago Park District is being urged to extend lifeguard patrols after the recent drowning of a 13-year-old girl.
Cleanup Underway After Holiday Revelers Trash Chicago BeachesThe Memorial Day weekend’s sweltering temperatures meant not only did plenty of people hit the beaches to catch some rays, but plenty of litterbugs left behind piles of trash on the lakefront.
Hottest Day Of The Year Draws Crowds To Chill Out By The LakeWith temperatures hitting the 90s Saturday and Sunday, many people hitting the beaches said this weekend felt like the beginning of summer.
Chicago Beaches Open For Summer, But Water Still Dangerously ColdChicago’s beaches open Friday, kicking off the unofficial start of summer, but you might want to stay out of the water.
13 Chicago Beaches Under Swim Advisory, Ban FridayMore than a dozen of Chicago’s 27 public beaches are under swim advisories or bans Friday morning ahead of the Labor Day weekend.
Free Things To Do This Memorial DayFrom gardens to beaches, get outside and take in the free sites the city has to offer.
Storm Runoff Prompts Swim Ban At All Chicago BeachesThe effects of Monday’s heavy rains were being felt Tuesday at the city’s beaches, where officials have banned swimming, due to high bacteria levels caused by runoff.
Chicago's Frozen Tundra Captured By Stunning Drone VideoAs the camera moves slowly over the landscape, the images seem to be from another world.
Chicago's Beaches Open For Unofficial Start To SummerChicago’s beaches were bound to be packed for the Memorial Day Weekend, thanks to sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s for the start of the holiday weekend.
Chicago Park District Ready For Start Of Beach Season This WeekendFriday marks the official start of the beach season in Chicago. All Chicago Park District beaches will be staffed with lifeguards from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., every day through Labor Day.
After Today, It Is Illegal To Swim In Lake MichiganAfter today, it will be illegal to swim in Lake Michigan until next May.