Visualize that picture, and think about your question.
Life and weather is so much better by the lake. I live one block from the park and lake. I enjoy being able to utilize the great parks and lakefront of Chicago.
Here is a link to NOAA and the current water temperatures:
I know many of the buildings along the lake very well and would be happy to help you find a home in Chicago.
The lake is a great temperature moderator her in the city. We tend to be cooler by the lake by as much as 10 degrees. In the winter we tend to be warmer. However, our springs take a little longer as the lake temperature keeps us a little cooler as it takes time for the large body of water to heat up.
Chicagoans love the lake. I can say that because I love our lake and living nearby,