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  • Benghazi suspect: Enemy or criminal, or both, or neither?

    The capture of Ahmed Abu Khatallah, the alleged ringleader of the 2012 attacks on a U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, has revived an old (and tedious) debate: Are figures such as Abu Khatallah “unlawful enemy combatants” or criminals? The...
  • Closing arguments set in trial of accused Boston bomber's friend

    Closing arguments set in trial of accused Boston bomber's friend
    The trial of the first of three friends of the accused Boston Marathon bomber who prosecutors say removed items from the suspect's dorm room as police were conducting a manhunt is set to wrap up with closing arguments on Wednesday. U.S. prosecutors...
  • Vernon Hills trustee remembers running in last year's Boston Marathon

    Vernon Hills trustee remembers running in last year's Boston Marathon
    Michael Marquardt said while last year's Boston Marathon was neither his first race nor his last, it likely will go down as the most memorable. Marquardt, a Vernon Hills trustee, had just made it back to hotel after finishing his fourth 26.2-mile trip...
  • Naperville runners returning to Boston Marathon

     Naperville runners returning to Boston Marathon
    Whether seeking closure or out of defiance or gratitude, Naperville runners have personal reasons for returning to the Boston Marathon on Monday after being stopped short of the finish line by last year's bombing. Four recently spoke about security and...
  • Bach Week Festival's marathon man back for another run

    Bach Week Festival's marathon man back for another run
    He may not have composed more than 1,100 musical works, nor has he fathered 20 children. Otherwise, Richard Webster has much in common with Johann Sebastian Bach. Like the German Baroque master, Webster is an active church musician, choral conductor,...
  • Highland Park runners returning to Boston Marathon

    Highland Park runners returning to Boston Marathon
    News footage of the fateful day shows Volker Fischer coasting into the finish of the 2013 Boston Marathon, wearing black shirt and shorts, tall black socks and black sunglasses, bib number 19793. As the 61-year-old Highland Park resident crosses the...
  • Runner with a mission: Boston

    Even though I smelled bad enough to knock a buzzard off a gut pile, the people in the medical tent of the 2013 Victoria Marathon were kind and caring. One paramedic even let me use his cell to make a long-distance call to my wife, who was watching via...
  • Registration for marathon off and running

    Registration for marathon off and running
    With the number of runners for this year's Naperville Marathon doubled to 7,000, plenty of slots remain open as registration nears the end of the first week. Following pre-registration to run for 26 charities and two days of open registration, race...
  • North Shore runners returning to Boston Marathon

    North Shore runners returning to Boston Marathon
    In the wake of the bombings at last year's Boston Marathon, Julie Pfeffer of Highland Park remained determined to return in 2014 to show her support for those who were hurt or killed in the attack. But when her niece, Lexie Kamerman, 27, was killed in a...
  • Local runners to return to finish Boston Marathon

    Local runners to return to finish Boston Marathon
    Jeanne Dolan had four blocks to go before reaching the finish line at her first Boston Marathon last year. Next week, the 57-year old Chicagoan will return to Boston with a family mantra in mind. It is a message her father scrawled on a poster during...
  • Memories of last year's Boston marathon fresh in minds of local runners

    Memories of last year's Boston marathon fresh in minds of local runners
    St. Charles resident Eugene "JJ" Schmidt remembers how quickly the mood shifted at the Boston Marathon last year when two bombs exploded near the finish line on Boylston Street. The atmosphere at the race village that morning was unlike any other,...