Sunday, October 07, 2007


Chicago Weather

Enjoy it while it lasts

Here are some photos taken at one of the Forest Preserves I frequent:

The flora are turning color. The birds are migrating south. The landscape has an autumn look. Its October, but this past week had a mid-June feel to it here in Chicagoland. All 7 days so far this month have been warm enough that I ran/walked/biked shirtless, like this guy:

Today's high was a record, which had unfortunate -- maybe even tragic -- consequences:
Fire Media Affairs spokesman Joe Roccasalva confirmed that a runner died during the marathon. As of 4 p.m., about 350 people have been hospitalized for various injuries, Roccasalva said.

Because of the extreme heat, officials late Sunday morning halted the LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon.


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