If you ran out of BodyGlide or need to restock your energy gel supply for the transition area, you can go shopping at the Multisport and Fitness Expo after picking up your race packet. Located in the Hilton Chicago (720 S. Michigan Ave.), the host hotel, the expo opens Friday at 3 p.m. and runs until Saturday at 6 p.m. In addition to housing packet pick-up, the Expo also features course talks, which are highly recommended for both seasoned and rookie triathletes. The talks detail any rule or course changes, answer questions about the race and feature raffle prizes at each session.
The indicators of GDP and unemployment confirm the view that the times are good. They say the American economic policy is healthy, and the status quo is working. But there is a different picture. Looking at the homeless people gathered by the Federal Reserve building in Washington. Or when you visit, for example, York, Pennsylvania, where wages have stalled, and the factories have closed.
In fact, most Americans actually are poorer now than they were before.
Chicago and New York are at the bottom of a new financial stability analysis, based primarily on data from the 2015 financial statements. This analysis was produced by the cities themselves and includes 116 U.S. cities with a population of over 200,000 people. Chicago's position at the bottom of the ranking is not surprising. The windy city has become an example of financial mismanagement. Chicago is famous for its underfunded pension plans. And this is not counting the presence of thin reserves and large amounts of outstanding debt.