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Now that we're heading into the summer season, Chicagoland beach goers are urged to make sure their favorite beach is open and SAFE to be swimming in!
Especially be on the lookout for hazards such as surf and high bacteria.
High bacteria can come from storm water runoff, sewage overflow, animals and more.
Chicago beach information can be found here. (look for the status green check for safe water. Red X for poor conditions)
Lake Country information here (Updated daily at 10am)