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Same-day water testing conducted at UIC's School of Public Health will give Chicagoans more timely alerts about water quality at their favorite beaches this summer. 


Chicago’s beaches – all 27 of ‘em – open for the season Friday. Here are 10 things you may not know about the city's sandy side.


The Chicago Park District has turned to DNA testing to see if dogs are to blame for high E.coli levels. We talk to the head of Chicago's beaches to see if it's safe to swim.