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Old 04-20-2011, 01:39 PM
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Default Lake Michigan in Chicago

Anybody from Chicago know if you can metal detect at the beach? Thank you for your time.

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Yes you can! You just have to bribe the right people.

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Yes you can, no bribes needed. I believe also (someone can correct me if I'm wrong) Chicago city parks are open areas too. Forest preserves are a no-no.

Hard part with the beach is finding free or reasonable parking near the well visited beaches.
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Yes you can, no bribes needed. I believe also (someone can correct me if I'm wrong) Chicago city parks are open areas too. Forest preserves are a no-no.

Hard part with the beach is finding free or reasonable parking near the well visited beaches.
Thank you. I plan on taking the metra out there this summer or maybe before the summer so it won't be crowded. And do the beaches need to be open to metal detect?

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Yes you can, no bribes needed. I believe also (someone can correct me if I'm wrong) Chicago city parks are open areas too. Forest preserves are a no-no.

Hard part with the beach is finding free or reasonable parking near the well visited beaches.
Cook county forest preserve you can hunt, DuPage forest preserve no-no.

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I was at a Chicago beach a week ago, it was not open (in which you could park in the beach lot), but I was able to metal detect and had no problems. As someone else mentioned, parking (if you park) is an issue and costly.
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I was at a Chicago beach a week ago, it was not open (in which you could park in the beach lot), but I was able to metal detect and had no problems. As someone else mentioned, parking (if you park) is an issue and costly.
last time I parked, I had to get married..........................

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Just go when it's snowing!

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Does anybody know of any good forest preserves in cook county to go metal detecting at?

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Yes, Lake Michigan beaches in Chicago are detectable. You will be disc'ing a good bit. I've had a bit of luck putting the waterproof coil to work about ankle deep.

Depending on where you go, though, be very careful.
There have been some *serious* crime issues on the city beaches and along the lakefront that have gone unreported in the news media. A good source for unfiltered information about the goings-on in the city is the Second City Cop blog..

Most of the crime involves large hordes of black kids attacking people. Some of it is ordinary robbery/snatching, some of it involves beatings for the sake of beatings, an older couple got accosted and thrown into the lake a few days ago by a group of 50-100 of them. A lone guy or two swinging MDs would be a prime target for these clowns.

Definitely not saying this to scare people off, but I'm a very large and potentially intimidating guy and even I had troubles down there a few weeks ago. There were 6 of them, one of me and they wanted trouble. I recognized it as a situation where I would've certainly gotten shot. I got out of there OK (and didn't bother reporting it) but I won't be going back.

The police are doing what they can- I was down there MD'ing last year and even had a good chat with a Chicago Officer about MD'ing. He was interested in the hobby for him and his son- but since Chicago is a no concealed carry city, the good people have no choice but to abandon these places, or run the risk of a serious encounter with the anti-social ghetto twats who are ruining the city. I've chosen to abandon and MD elsewhere.

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I know how it is in chicago. They are crazy over there, someone will kill you for a dollar, or just by being in the way. What really surprise me was on the L-track, when it wAs late at night and some of the drunk people or homeless who pass out on the train, got there pockets cut open for they can steal there money. One time I was in chicago, and had a nice watch on. I was on the Red line and someone try to pull my watch off my hand. I got to see a lot of women get there purses get snatch. Even in down town there is a lot of crime.

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Not to bump an old post, but quite relevant...

For some reason I'll never, ever understand, the Media is completely failing to report what's really happening on Chicago beaches. This past weekend, the beaches had to be shut down due to significant ghetto behavior... the thing is, they reported it as "heat related issues..."

http://www.suntimes.com/5684211-417/...ated-illnesses

Totally not true. Read the comments. It was robberies, beatings, fights...

Unfortunately, Chicago is rapidly crossing that tipping point where the good people are so outnumbered by the anti-social, mentally retarded ghetto element that the few hold outs who remain have no choice but to leave, hastening the vaccuum.

The reason I say this is because if you had been down there swinging a MD that day, you would've most certainlly had a very rough go.
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If you go a little farther south into Indiana, the dunes are eligable for MD'ing, but you need to get a ranger's permission first.
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Sorry to here about your encounter, unfortunately the LameStream media is good for noting.
How about going really early in the morning before the turds come out of their drug educed coma's?
Hope things improve for your area.
I'd be carrying anyways, jail is better than the alternative.

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Not to bump an old post, but quite relevant...

For some reason I'll never, ever understand, the Media is completely failing to report what's really happening on Chicago beaches. This past weekend, the beaches had to be shut down due to significant ghetto behavior... the thing is, they reported it as "heat related issues..."

http://www.suntimes.com/5684211-417/...ated-illnesses

Totally not true. Read the comments. It was robberies, beatings, fights...

Unfortunately, Chicago is rapidly crossing that tipping point where the good people are so outnumbered by the anti-social, mentally retarded ghetto element that the few hold outs who remain have no choice but to leave, hastening the vaccuum.

The reason I say this is because if you had been down there swinging a MD that day, you would've most certainlly had a very rough go.
Thanks for the info. It good to know the truth.

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