Apr 4, 2024 - News

Tips and hot links: River swim returns

Animated illustration of the Chicago skyline with snowflakes in the shape of six-pointed stars and municipal devices falling on it.

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

🏊‍♀️ A Chicago River open-water swim will return to the city this September after a century's absence. (ABC-7)

🍲 Four Chicago restaurants — Lula Cafe, Elske, Esme and Indienne — are finalists for James Beard awards. (Axios)

ğŸŽï¸ The city unveiled this summer's NASCAR traffic plan, which will include a shortened timeline for closings before the July 6-7 event. (NBC-5)

🏀 The Illini women's basketball team won the WBIT championship, beating Villanova 71-57 in Indianapolis. (Champaign Room)

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