Fewer Swim Bans, Even If Bacteria High

Chicago beach-goers will be setting their own bacteria thresholds this summer, as the city's Park District does away with its frequent swim bans based on E. coli counts. Would-be swimmers still will get advisories as needed, but lifeguards won't stop people from wading into the water.

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    Chicago beach-goers will be setting their own bacteria thresholds this summer as the city's Park District does away with its frequent swim bans based onE. colicounts. Would-be swimmers will still get advisories up and down the lakefront letting them know ...
    05/22/2012 - 3:23 pm | View Link
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