The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency visited two Winnetka beaches off Lake Michigan on Tuesday.
Closed earlier this summer for water contamination, two Winnetka beaches closed on Tuesday due to a heating oil spill.* According to the Chicago Tribune, the closures developed due to "an unspecified amount of gasoline poured through the village's storm sewer into the lake." The two beaches are Elder Lane Beach and the Centennial Dog Beach. Read more: Patch coverage on poor water quality for these two beaches, and a pending proposal to close a Glencoe beach. Editor's Note: Check back with Patch for developments on the story. As of publishing time, the source of the spill had not been verified. *Correction on 7/20 at 6:45 a.m.: The spill's substance was heating oil, not gasoline.