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Chicago beaches officially open for season

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

CHICAGO - Chicago beaches officially open for the season on Friday.
Swimming is only allowed from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. when lifeguards are on duty, but the lifeguard shortage the city is facing could prevent a full opening.
Chicago Park District Officials are hoping a $500 bonus for new seasonal lifeguards will help fill the almost 600 positions it needs for a full staff.
The National Weather Service is warning of dangerous waves, up to seven-feet high Friday on Lake Michigan. The warning continues until 10 p.m.
Full forecast details and more at the WGN Weather Center blog
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