Though most suburban beaches remain closed because of the pandemic, two beaches are open for recreation and swimming and a third is scheduled to open Friday.
The Spring Lake Beach in Lincolnshire and the Waukegan Municipal Beach are both open for swimming with no lifeguards present.
The beach at Gilson Park in Wilmette is open for lounging but closed for swimming. Wilmette Parks Executive Director Steven Wilson said officials will allow swimming during Phase 3 of Illinois’ reopening plan, slated to begin Friday, unless instructed otherwise by state officials.
Picture Source: Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer