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Alain Marginean of Chicago takes pictures of the large waves at North Avenue Beach in Chicago on Tuesday, October 30.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Alain Marginean of Chicago takes pictures of the large waves at North Avenue Beach in Chicago on Tuesday, October 30.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Giant waves batter the walking path along Lake Michigan shoreline near Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course in Chicago on Tuesday, October 30.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Giant waves batter Lake Michigan shoreline at North Avenue Beach in Chicago on Tuesday, October 30.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Mitch Mayle of North Riverside and Joe Krejci of La Grange Park are overtaken by a giant wave as they take pictures near Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course on Lake Michigan shoreline in Chicago on Tuesday, October 30.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

A seagull battles the wind near Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course as giant waves batter Lake Michigan shoreline in Chicago on Tuesday, October 30.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

A photographer takes pictures near Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course as giant waves batter Lake Michigan shoreline in Chicago on Tuesday, October 30.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Giant waves hit the walking path wall at North Recreation Drive near Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course along Lake Michigan shoreline in Chicago on Tuesday, October 30.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Mitch Mayle of North Riverside and Joe Krejci of La Grange Park take pictures near Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course as giant waves batter Lake Michigan shoreline in Chicago on Tuesday, October 30.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Alain Marginean of Chicago takes pictures of the large waves at North Avenue Beach in Chicago on Tuesday, October 30.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Chicago Police were keeping photographers from going to close to Lake Michigan as waves battle the shoreline at North Avenue Beach in Chicago on Tuesday, October 30.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Giant waves batter Lake Michigan shoreline at North Avenue Beach in Chicago on Tuesday, October 30.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

A man walks the beach line of Lake Michigan as waves battle the shoreline at North Avenue Beach in Chicago on Tuesday, October 30.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Dozens of photography enthusiast photographed waves near Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course as giant waves batter Lake Michigan shoreline in Chicago on Tuesday, October 30.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Mitch Mayle of North Riverside and Joe Krejci of La Grange Park take pictures near Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course as giant waves batter Lake Michigan shoreline in Chicago on Tuesday, October 30.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Lake Michigan shoreline walking path was closed north and south of the loop in Chicago on Tuesday, October 30.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Dozens of photography enthusiast photographed waves near Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course as giant waves batter Lake Michigan shoreline in Chicago on Tuesday, October 30.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

A large waves crashes of the jogging path at Montrose Beach in Chicago on Tuesday, October 30.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

A women brought her baby to Lake Michigan shoreline walking path and asked a bicyclist to take her picture near Fullerton Avenue beach in Chicago on Tuesday, October 30.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Gallery posted: 10/30/2012 2:17 PM

About this Gallery

The superstorm hundreds of miles to the east is bringing spectacular waves and whipping winds to Chicago's lakefront, turning popular beaches into desolate stretches of sand. The steady stream of joggers and cyclists who normally make North Avenue Beach part of their morning workout are nowhere to be found. Instead, just a handful of photo enthusiasts and curious spectators doted the
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