Weekend storm damage seen through before and after photos of Chicago beaches

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Last weekend's storm destroyed parts of Chicago's beaches, including the lakefront trail. ABC 7 took before and after photos at five beaches to show the changes over just a few days.

Crews are working all day to clean up the damage from heavy rain, 55 mile-per-hour winds, and waves that covered the lakefront.

Parts of the lakefront have been shut off from pedestrian access throughout the year due to record-breaking water levels and shoreline erosion around Lake Michigan.

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Blockades have been placed along many areas along the lakefront trail and shorelines as water levels continue to rise.



ABC 7 meteorologist Larry Mowry used satellite images to show rising lake levels in the past decade, and reporter Alexis McAdams spoke with residents about the weekend trail damage.
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