Sport: Northbrook, Ill., Speed-Skating Capital

TO the casual visitor, Northbrook, Ill., is just another quiet bedroom community on the outskirts of Chicago. To the 27,000 citizens who live there, it has always been the busy, bristling "Speed-Skating Capital of America." Until recently there may have been some doubters of that heady claim. Not now. Not after two of the town's favorite daughters, Anne Henning and Dianne Holum, skated off with gold medals in the 1972 Winter Games. Indeed, the local Chamber of Commerce has already begun to engrave its stationery with a new slogan: "Speed-Skating Capital of the...

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