New beach website in the works

May 08, 2013|By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco | RedEye

Beach season is almost here.

Chicago’s beaches will be open May 24 through Sept. 3 and this year, the Chicago Park District is setting up a new beach website with an interactive map of its beaches. It will include swimming advisories and bans, as well as updated weather data.

For the first time, lifeguards will have access to computers in their stations so they can update the current conditions in real time, district officials said Wednesday.

The website will go live May 15.

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