Thu July 26, 2012
Small town tries to save big boat race
For more than 25 years, a tiny town in northern Illinois has hosted a national powerboat competition. It attracts thousands of people who spend much-needed money in the sleepy village of DePue. But the ongoing drought threatened this year's competition.
To get enough water on the lake, the town needed to pump a lot of water out of a nearby river. WNIJ's Mike Moen reported on this story for NPR.
Here's the link to the story: