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Look Up: Drones Are Shooting Video Of The Lakefront Today In Streeterville

The drone video will be a "critical first step" in reviewing erosion along the lakefront, said Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd).

Erosion has already caused the loss of a fully mature tree at Juneway Beach in Rogers Park.
Jenny Learner
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CHICAGO — Drones will be filming over the Near North Side on Monday.

Drone cameras will take to the skies over Streeterville noon-6 p.m. to capture video of the Lake Michigan shoreline, according to an emailed announcement from Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd). They’re being run by a contractor for the Chicago Park Distract.

The video is part of a Park District project “to develop a shoreline study” for the city’s lakefront, according to Hopkins’ email. He said recording the footage would be a “critical first step in evaluating erosion caused by this year’s high lake levels.”

The video shouldn’t interfere with anyone’s life, Hopkins said.