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Vernon Mems carries an American Flag at North Avenue Beach Monday, July 4, 2016, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Vernon Mems carries an American Flag at North Avenue Beach Monday, July 4, 2016, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Bicyclists pass a chalk mural along the Lakefront Trail near Navy Pier Monday, July 4, 2016, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Bicyclists pass a chalk mural along the Lakefront Trail near Navy Pier Monday, July 4, 2016, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Members of the Chicago Police Department talk to beachgoers at North Avenue Beach Monday, July 4, 2016, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Members of the Chicago Police Department talk to beachgoers at North Avenue Beach Monday, July 4, 2016, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Beachgoers take a rest at North Avenue Beach Monday, July 4, 2016, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Beachgoers take a rest at North Avenue Beach Monday, July 4, 2016, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Aarush Desai, 6, sits atop his brother Parth's shoulders as he squirts water at his family members at North Avenue Beach Monday, July 4, 2016, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Aarush Desai, 6, sits atop his brother Parth's shoulders as he squirts water at his family members at North Avenue Beach Monday, July 4, 2016, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Bill Brock, left, and Al Harrison play chess near North Avenue Beach Monday, July 4, 2016, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Bill Brock, left, and Al Harrison play chess near North Avenue Beach Monday, July 4, 2016, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

A small dog peers over the back of a chair at North Avenue Beach Monday, July 4, 2016, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

A small dog peers over the back of a chair at North Avenue Beach Monday, July 4, 2016, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Irene Moreno, left, and Airton Orozco sit together on the pier at North Avenue Beach Monday, July 4, 2016, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Irene Moreno, left, and Airton Orozco sit together on the pier at North Avenue Beach Monday, July 4, 2016, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Garbage floats in Lake Michigan near North Avenue Beach Monday, July 4, 2016, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Garbage floats in Lake Michigan near North Avenue Beach Monday, July 4, 2016, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Beachgoers sit on a large inflatable flamingo at Oak Street Beach Monday, July 4, 2016, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Beachgoers sit on a large inflatable flamingo at Oak Street Beach Monday, July 4, 2016, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

The John Hancock Center is reflected in water along the Lakefront Trail near Oak Street Beach Monday, July 4, 2016, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

The John Hancock Center is reflected in water along the Lakefront Trail near Oak Street Beach Monday, July 4, 2016, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Georgi Davis hula hoops at North Avenue Beach Monday, July 4, 2016, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Georgi Davis hula hoops at North Avenue Beach Monday, July 4, 2016, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Happy Independence Day from the beaches of Chicago.