The National Weather Service has issued a beach hazard statement for Wednesday July 23rd through 10AM Thursday July 24th. High wave action and dangerous swimming conditions are expected. Strong rip currents are expected. Check flag color at the beach before swimming and listen to lifeguard's instructions.
Swim ban lifted at most Chicago beaches
A swim ban that was put into effect Tuesday has now been lifted at most Chicago beaches.
The swim ban remains in effect for Montrose Beach, Oak Street Beach and South Shore Beach. A swim advisory is in effect at Humboldt Beach.
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A Western newspaper travel editor recently visited Chicago and expressed surprise that the city has beaches. Oh, yah! Chicago has 26 miles of lakefront, and on summer weekends, favorite beaches will be crowded from the North Side to the South Side.
City beaches don't charge entrance fees, but at some you'll need to pay for parking at meters or in pay lots.