Chicago Triathlon 2014
Intro: More than 9,000 people participated in the 32nd annual Chicago Triathlon on Sunday. The race is one of the world’s largest triathlons, bringing professional athletes and amateurs alike. It attracted a crowd of 50,000 spectators cheering on their friends and relatives. Many participants had been preparing for months to endure the physical and mental challenge. Medill’s Holly LaFon reports from the race.
Evanston Bans Plastic Bags
Evanston, Illinois, City Council voted to ban plastic bags at large stores starting Aug. 1, 2015.
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