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.
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.