Park District Board Taps Former City Business Affairs Commissioner Rosa Escareno As Interim CEO In Wake Of Mike Kelly's OusterKelly resigned Saturday, just hours after Mayor Lightfoot called on the Park District Board to fire him over his handling of a sex abuse scandal involving lifeguards at the city's beaches and pools.
Chicago Park District CEO Mike Kelly Resigns After Mayor Lori Lightfoot Said He Should Be Fired Over Handling Of Lifeguard Sex Abuse Scandal"The culture of sexual abuse, harassment, and coercion that has become pervasive within the District’s Aquatics Department lifeguard program ... is unacceptable," Lightfoot said in a statement.
Chicago Park District Inspector General Elaine Little Resigns Amid Probe Into Sexual Harassment, Abuse Among LifeguardsChicago Park District Inspector General Elaine Little resigned Tuesday, amid an ongoing investigation into widespread sexual harassment targeting female lifeguards.
Two Top Chicago Park District Managers Suspended Amid Probe Of Sexual Harassment, Abuse Of LifeguardsAn investigation into widespread sexual harassment of female lifeguards has resulted in disciplinary action against 42 Chicago Park District employees, including two high-level managers.
Beaches, Swimming Pools Facing Shortage Of Lifeguards As Summer Gets UnderwayHot job alert. Literally. Lifeguard chairs across Illinois seem to be harder to fill this summer.
Flick Aquatic Center In Glenview Shut Down After 2 Lifeguards Are Diagnosed With COVID-19A public pool facility in Glenview has been shut down after two lifeguards were confirmed to have COVID-19.
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.
Man Tried To Drown Himself, Now Suing Police Who Saved His LifeA Virginia pool worker, who tried to drown himself during a bipolar episode, is now suing the police officers and lifeguard who saved him because they allegedly took too long to do it.
Family Files Lawsuit Against Niles YMCA After Man Nearly DrownedA lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a 61-year-old man who was released from the hospital on Wednesday, three-and-a-half weeks after nearly drowning at a north suburban YMCA.
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.
Lifeguards Gather To Remember North Avenue Beach 'Bird Lady' Several generations of Chicago lifeguards gathered along the lakefront yesterday to remember "the Bird Lady of North Avenue Beach."
Lake Swimmers Extra Cautious After Drowning At North Av. BeachSwimmers at North Avenue Beach were taking extra precautions on Wednesday, a day after a 14-year-old boy drowned while swimming there.
Caution Warranted As Beach Season ArrivesDrowning is the leading accidental cause of death for children up to four years of age. For children 14 and under, it's the second leading cause of accidental death.