It's beautiful weather, but you may want to think twice about going to the beach.
Chicago’s Park District issued swim advisories and bans on Saturday for a number of Chicago beaches. Swimming was banned Saturday at Oak Street, North Avenue, Hollywood, Leone and 31st Street beaches.
By Sunday, swimming was allowed again at all of those beaches. But depending on how much of a germaphobe you are, you may still want to stay out of the water.
The bans were issued because there is a risk of illness from excessive levels of E. coli bacteria. That's right, kids. There could be poo in that water.
Calumet, Rainbow, South Shore, 63rd Street, 12th Street, Oak Street, Montrose, Foster, Hartigan and Jarvis Beaches were under a swim advisory Sunday, meaning it's still OK to swim but visitors should use caution because water conditions could change. Don't drink the water, and wash your hands well before you eat anything.
The best way to find out if the beach you're headed to is open or closed is to text its name to 312-715-SWIM (7946). The Park District will let you know if it's safe to go back in the water.