A sleeveless Oak Park resident Nick Wiedenbach and his family joined countless others who headed outside to North Avenue Beach to cure their cabin fever.
"It feels good to be outside running around and to come to the city," he said.
The glimpse of spring meant a great opening day for the start of T-Ball in north suburban Wilmette.
The kids were busting down the walls of the house. Rain or shine they were out here today," parent John Sims said.
This afternoon's temps which have many thinking about getting out onto the water - are stark a contrast to Satuday's brief snowfall and chilly conditions.