Piping Plovers Nest Around New Egg At Montrose BeachVolunteers are out there from sunrise to sunset to help protect and cheer them on.
Chicagoans Crowd Beaches Amid Sweltering HeatAt this time last year in Chicago, beaches all up and down Lake Michigan were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Not so this year.
Skunk Eats Monty And Rose's Eggs At Montrose Beach, But Birders Hopeful Endangered Piping Plovers Will Build New NestA skunk reached into their exclosure and ate the three eggs the birds had laid last month, according to the Illinois Ornithological society.
'We'll Have A Great Summer': Despite Chilly Temps On Opening Day, Beaches Are Now Open"We want everybody just to be safe, follow the existing rules that are up and hopefully we’ll have a great summer this year."
New Parking Meters Installed At Montrose Beach, Surprising Visitors; 'They Don’t Think That’s Very Hospitable'The city has installed 18 new parking meters on Montrose Harbor Drive by the bird sanctuary and the dog beach, where parking used to be free.
Monty And Rose, Endangered Piping Plovers, Lay 3 Eggs At Montrose Beach DunesMonty and Rose, a pair of Great Lakes piping plovers that have nested at Montrose Beach the last three years, are about to be parents again, after Park District officials spotted three eggs at their breeding grounds along the lakefront.
The Endangered Piping Plovers Return To Montrose BeachThe birds are endangered.
Chicago Park District Gives Piping Plovers More Space To NestWhen piping plovers Monty and Rose chose to mate in Chicago in 2019, they were the first plovers to nest here since 1955.
Bigger Space At Montrose Beach Dunes Reserved For Endangered Piping PloverThe park district is adding three acres along Montrose Beach to give the bird extra room to nest. 
Fire Department Rescues Dog From Ice On Lake MichiganChicago firefighters rescued a dog from Lake Michigan on Saturday.
Some Not Pleased As Access Is Cut Off Near Montrose Beach After Mayor Lightfoot Took To Twitter To Scold Group That Gathered On LawnMayor Lori Lightfoot this weekend saw sun lovers violating COVID-19 safety rules – and she has since taken action and has also said more restrictions could follow.