13 Chicago beaches under swim advisory, ban Friday

SHARE 13 Chicago beaches under swim advisory, ban Friday

Sun-Times file photo

More than a dozen of Chicago’s 27  public beaches are under swim advisories or bans Friday morning ahead of the Labor Day weekend.

Oak Street Beach and Fargo Beach were closed to swimming due to dangerous surf, according to the Chicago Park District’s website. Eleven more beaches were under swim advisories for rough surf or water quality.

Beaches under the swim advisory are: Calumet, Foster, Haritgan, Helen Doria, Lane, Margaret T. Burroughs, Montrose, North Avenue, North Shore, Osterman and Tobey Prinz, the park district announced.

The 2016 beach season ends Monday.

The Latest
Replacing lead water pipes and protecting the Lake Michigan shoreline are just two challenges the next mayor will face.
Trea Turner homered twice to give him a tournament-leading four, driving in four runs to lead the U.S. to a 14-2 rout Sunday night.
Alvin Bragg tells staff the office will not be deterred by threats as it decides whether to charge the ex-president with crimes over hush-money paid to Stormy Daniels.
In three innings, he allowed five walks — including three in a row in the second inning — and four hits. He still managed to limit the Padres to one run.