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.
A Bizarre Scene For Start Of July 4th Weekend: Mostly Empty Chicago BeachesCracking down on crowded sand. After days of people packing Chicago beaches, the Lakefront had a much different look on Friday.
Lakefront, 606 Trails Reopen Monday; Beaches, Parks Still ClosedAfter months of waiting, Chicago's lakefront trail is now open.
The 606 Trail To Reopen Monday; Billionaire Ken Griffin Donates $4.75M To Repair Reopening Lakefront TrailMayor Lori Lightfoot announced Thursday afternoon that the 606 would be open daily from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., but users must “keep it moving."
People Still Gathering On Closed Parts Of LakefrontSigns are still posted, the lakefront is still closed.
Chicago Parks Enlist 100 'Social Distancing Ambassadors' Throughout District"While this summer will look a lot different than years past, we are eager to welcome youth back to summer camp and all Chicagoans to our new reimagined programs so that we can safely enjoy our outdoor spaces."
Some Lakefront Parks, Libraries, City Hall To Reopen MondayThe Loop will be a bit busier Monday as city services return to business.
Lightfoot Still Holding Off On Opening Lakefront Out Of Concern Of Spread Of COVID-19Mayor Lori Lightfoot is still holding off on opening the lakefront out of concern the virus will spread, but is there any evidence of that actually happening?
City Launching New Summer Operations Center Ahead Of Memorial Day WeekendStarting with the Memorial Day weekend, the SOC will monitor activity throughout the city every weekend this summer, and deploy resources and services as needed.
Erosion Creating Less Room For Social Distancing At Indiana BeachesPeople in Indiana will be able to spend the holiday weekend at the beach, but social distancing could be a challenge.
Modified Stay-At-Home Order In Effect; Lakefront Remains Closed, Masks Required, Small Religious Gatherings AllowedGovernor JB Pritzker's modified stay-at-home order goes into effect Friday and city officials are reminding Chicagoans the lakefront remains closed.
Lightfoot Says It's 'Way Too Soon' To Talk About Opening Lakefront, Blasts Florida Governor For Reopening Beaches; 'He's Not Living In Planet Reality'“Look how well that's working. You see the pictures of people, they just flock back to the beaches in mass. I don't know what world that guy's living in, but he's not living in planet reality,” Lightfoot said.
Lightfoot Closes Lakefront, 606 Trail; Says Repeat Violators Of Stay At Home Order Will Be ArrestedChicago's interim police superintendent Charlie Beck said the CPD issued 56 warnings on Wednesday and there was at least one arrest for the failure to obey the health order."
Coronavirus In Chicago: Lakefront, 606 Trail, And Riverwalk Shut Down, Aldermen Confirm; 'It Will Be Enforced By Police'Police and other city crews could be seen blocking off entrances to the lakefront Thursday morning.
Police Clear Lakefront Hours After Warning About Obeying Stay-At-Home OrderPolice late Wednesday took to the lakefront and directed everybody to leave – hours after Mayor Lori Lightfoot issued a warning about people who are not obeying the statewide stay-at-home order prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.