Teenager Jack Dickson throws up the “deuces” at Oak Street Beach as hip hop blares out of his camouflage speaker.
Mike, a Chicago native, scavenges through the sand looking for coins with his metal detector on North Avenue Beach.
Laura Levy says that she chooses to wear only white clothing on her daily jogs by the beach. Levy has jogged the same route since 1978.
Ruth Nelson sits directly facing the sun to get a good tan on Oak Street Beach.
Omran Halawani laughing as his friends bury him in the sand on Oak Street Beach.
Local graduate student Alex Schmitz rolls up his volley ball net after an intense game on Oak Street Beach.
Swimmers and boaters alike make their way to Lake Michigan on this sunny day.
“Here (Montrose Beach) and North Avenue Beach are my spots,” says beachgoer Mike Fritzler. He adds that he grew up loving the beach, and now as a dad brings his kids as frequently as possible.
When asked to give his name, this native Chicagoan offers, “Just Ed.” He tells F Newsmagazine that he comes to North Avenue Beach “every day.”
Ivelisse Conde (left) Aaron, (back middle) Lexi, (right) and Lexi’s daughter Ley Ley, (front middle) drink Gatorade to cool off on a blazing hot day at Montrose Beach.
Kevin Pecor sits smiling on his go-to beach floaty, moments before he is asked by a lifeguard to exit the water.
Nolan Ganser (left holding football), Aaron Kiela (middle), Travis Coleman (right middle), and Aidan Ensley (far right), all pose for a picture during Lockport High School football practice on North Avenue Beach.