Chicago officials promote water safety as beach weather approaches

Beachgoers on Lake Michigan in Chicao

By Nicole Croteau Medill Reports Chicago officials met Wednesday to discuss water safety and drowning prevention as summer approaches and the city’s pools open up for the season. Drowning is the second highest cause of accidental death for U.S. children between the ages of one and 14, according to the World Health Organization.

Maritime Day marks beginning of Chicago boating season

By Shannon Longworth Medill Reports Chicagoans celebrated the Merchant Marines as well as the start of summer with a blessing of ships and recreational boats on Wednesday at Navy Pier. With its long stretch of lakefront property, Chicago has many docks and slips for boat owners. And some of those owners are joining a rental […]