A Chicago alderman reminded the public over Labor Day weekend that Loyola Beach on the city’s north side requires clothing. That’s because a reported “prankster” posted a sign that falsely labels the area a “nude beach past this sign” along with a city park district seal.
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“Please note that this is not an official Chicago Park District sign,” wrote Ald. Maria Hadden on Facebook. “We’ve reported to Parks so they can remove it. As a reminder, at least some clothing is required at all of our beaches.”
Although the park district did remove the sign, Hadden added that — perhaps coincidentally — there was once an effort to allow nude beachgoers at that location.
According to a news clipping that Hadden shared, the Chicago Tribune reported in 1932 that Ald. George Williston tried to designate an enclosed space at the Rogers Park beach for nude sunbathing.