Memorial Day is traditionally one of the busiest days of the year for barbeque chefs, but Johnetta Williams and her family were the only ones grilling out on the lakefront Monday evening. As soon as they flipped the hot dogs and burgers, they headed back to the car with the heater running.
The lifeguards had no one to keep an eye on at the 31st Street beach, and at the harbor, it seemed most of the boats were tied up. It was not really a good day to be out on the lake. Even the park has only a few kids out, and even they seemed to think it was better football weather than the traditional start of summer.
"I was hoping for some nice weather, but this is Chicago. You know how that goes," said Bill Hanks.
It was a holiday nevertheless, and that means some of those on vacation were bound to make the most of it. That's why some visitors from New Hampshire were out pedaling away on a four-person bike.
"We are not going to let the weather get in our way at all," said tourist Melissa Franks.
Baseball fans were letting nothing get in the way of the annual crosstown classic as the Cubs visited U.S. Cellular Field. There were plenty of barbecues in the parking lot and plenty of blue for the Cubs as well as black for the Sox. It was a Cubs fan's night on a chilly Memorial Day as the Cubs won 7-0.