CHICAGO — Chicago is heating up this weekend, with temperatures expected to be in the high 80s and low 90s after a chilly Memorial Day weekend.
Crowds are returning to Chicago beaches and pools as COVID-19 restrictions loosen, with the city slated to fully reopen a week from Friday.
Safety remains a concern for public health officials as crowds return to the water, with officials urging people to wear sunscreen and be careful near the lake in the event of high waves.
For cyclist Marion Osial, it’s an amazing feeling to be back out riding in the city during the summer.
“I retired last year and threatened to buy a bike in March, I’ve been working my way up,” Osial said.
For many at the beach, it was worth the trip from the suburbs to get a taste of the great weather as well as a hint of normalcy.
“It was hectic, very hard you know. Especially if you’re a social bird locked up,” Miguel Barrios said.
Games, laying in the sun and catching the waves were plentiful sights along Lake Michigan on Friday, with crowds expected to return during the hot weekend.
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