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Nearly five children are hit by people driving every day in Illinois while walking or biking within one block of a school.

Go for a walk

This past weekend kicked off with a big dumping of snow. The streets were not very clear on Saturday morning, so I decided to walk instead of bike to meet my friend at a local coffee shop. I passed through Palmer Park and watched a group of people lining up in the snow. I couldn't figure out what they were doing until someone said, Ready? Set. Go! and pairs of people sprinted off with their legs tied to each other. It was a three-legged race! People were out on an overcast, dreary winter day to have a three-legged race in the park. I love walking in my neighborhood (and walking, generally) because it's a great way to check out things that are happening. My neighborhood, Logan Square, is going through a lot of changes right now. So much so that everytime I go for a walk I see something new or different. Going for walks is a great way to check on the health of your neighborhood and be aware of things happening there. If you haven't taken a stroll around the block or walked to the train in a while, I highly recommend it. You may be surprised at what you'll see happening just down the street.

Here's a short video of the race in Palmer Park: