Illinoisans Flock To Indiana, Wisconsin Beaches For Memorial Day Weekend

Bernie Tafoya
May 26, 2020 - 10:03 am
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- With temperatures in the 80s over the holiday weekend, many people in Illinois skipped out for a little fun at the lake in Wisconsin and Indiana.
 
Video out of Lake Geneva showed people quite not observing physical distancing or wearing masks, as suggested by public health experts. In Indiana, some Illinosians told CBS 2 that they needed to get away and found themselves at a beach in Michigan City.
 
 
“We originally were going to have our boat in Burnham Harbor, but the whole lakeside is shut down in Illinois,” said Fred Borrowman.
 
“It is nice to get away, get out of the state, go be somewhere I don’t have to wear a facemask,” added a woman named Julia.
 
“You feel safe and you are also able to enjoy yourself, which I think is important at this time,” Luiza Przewodnikowska added.
 
Still, one woman from Mokena said she and her family were leacing the beach early because it was too crowded with people not observing safe practices, like wearing masks and keeping at least six feet from others.
 
“People are just coming out. I understand they’re trying to enjoy their weekend, and everything,” said Candice Teske, “but as for me and my family, we’re going to take off, because people just aren’t respecting what we were supposed to be doing.”