(CBS) — While some public leaders have a monthly coffee, the mayor of West Chicago has weekend walks and he’s started them for the season.
Ruben Pineda says he was inspired by the mayor of Oklahoma City, once one of the fattest cities in the US and now one of the fittest.READ MORE: Woman With Concealed Carry Permit Shoots At Wound-Be Gunpoint Carjacker In Roseland
Three years ago Pineda started encouraging people to walk with him on the weekends. He says it’s not all about losing weight, but becoming healthier.
“We want to make it a sustainable community,” Pineda says. “We want walking paths, we want biking paths we want just a healthier lifestyle for the city of West Chicago.”