Park District To Install Some Life Rings On Lakefront, But Safety Advocates Say Pilot Program Falls ShortThe Chicago Park District announced Friday its plans to install life preserver equipment and increased signage at select sanctioned swimming locations prior to the 2022 beach season.
Blue Angels Performing This Weekend; Here Are The Best Lakefront Viewing AreasThe group will be doing a solo demonstration in place of the annual Air and Water Show.
Blue Angels To Perform This Weekend On The LakefrontHave your eyes peeled to the skies this weekend. The traditional Air & Water Show isn't happening, but the Blue Angels will be performing along the lakefront.
Hotel Worker 'Averted Disaster' Finding Loaded Rifle And Scope In Guest's Room Overlooking Ohio Street Beach; Keegan Casteel Faces Weapons ChargesChicago Police Supt. David Brown said the employee found the rifle and handgun “in a very suspicious position inside one of the rooms,” along with five rifle magazines on a windowsill.
3 People Rescued From Lake Michigan Near Adler PlanetariumWitnesses said a man and woman appeared to be drowning after willingly jumping into the water. A third person dove in to try to save them.
Scorching Weekend Brings Eager, COVID-Weary Crowds Back To Chicago's BeachesThe summer heat is here in full swing, and the timing couldn't be better, just days before Chicago is set to fully re-open.
What Can You Expect For Swimming And Sunbathing Season This Year? A Look Inside 2021 Pool And Beach PlansIt might be only 40 degrees this morning, but it's April. That means Memorial Day is around the corner. Will you be able to splish-splash to your heart's content? Or will many beaches and pools be closed again?
'I Am Super Optimistic' Some COVID Restrictions Lifted, But Doctors Still Urge People To Mask-Up, Maintain Social Distance"I do want to keep a caveat that there is the risk of these new variants somewhere on the horizon."
Chicago Lakefront, Playgrounds, Indoor Swimming Pools To Begin ReopeningThe Lakefront Trail reopened in June, with a requirement that visitors keep moving, and the city only opened half of the 50 access points to the lakefront at that time.
Rogers Park Residents Prepare For Possibility Of Damage From Double Whammy Of Heavy Snow, High Waves“It’s the beauty of the lake. You know, we get that, and then there’s also the negative,” said Deb Drache, who lives off the lake.
Lakefront Restaurants And Concessions Reopening, But Chicago Beaches Still ClosedThe Chicago Park District confirmed lakefront restaurants and concession stands were given permission to reopen this week, after being forced to close the past few months due to the pandemic.