'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.
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?