Chicago Lawmaker Proposes Cracking Down on Pokemon Go Sites

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Invasive weeds have long threatened to erode dunes on a portion of the Chicago lakefront, but the area recently had to contend with a virtual invasion: "Pokemon Go" characters. The game sends players into the real world in search of digital monsters that appear on smartphone screens to be caught, and hundreds of people have been flocking to the Loyola Dunes restoration area too find the hard-to-get "Lapras." But in their quest to find the rare creature, players have been walking over native grassland critical to protecting the dunes from erosion.
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