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County health department closes beach

Published: Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 3:00 p.m. CDT • Updated: Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 12:02 a.m. CDT

The McHenry County Department of Health closed a beach at Park and Beach avenues in McCullom Lake due to elevated bacteria levels, according to a news release.

Two beaches, Lake Park Beach (Main Beach) in Crystal Lake and Wonder Woods 2 in Wonder Lake have been given advisories, the news release said.

The three beaches were among 37 beaches the health department tested Thursday.

The McCullom Lake beach was scheduled to be tested again Friday, the news release said.

For updates on beach conditions, visit

To prevent illness associated with swimming, all licensed beaches on the 12 lakes in McHenry County are tested every two weeks for E. coli throughout the summer, the news release said. Additional sampling is done when elevated bacterial levels are found.  

- Joseph Bustos

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