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  • 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...
  • Wicked Strong carries Boston hope -- and a New York storyline, too

    Wicked Strong carries Boston hope -- and a New York storyline, too
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Boston-to-his-core horse owner did a slight double take when he saw a New York Giants cap in the same frame as his Kentucky Derby contender. That's what you get when you put a Long Island guy at the center of a heart-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • La Grange woman returning to Boston marathon with 'complete faith'

    La Grange woman returning to Boston  marathon with 'complete faith'
    Maria Schreiber decided to run in the 2014 Boston Marathon just a few hours after hearing the explosions near the finish line of last year's race and watching gray smoke fill the streets. After calling her husband and texting her father — "bomb...
  • 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...
  • Rising rent leads some seniors back to living with roommates

    Rising rent leads some seniors back to living with roommates
    Gerry Venable knew it wasn't his turn to restock the coffee. He'd just bought those two big containers of Folgers. But his roommate reminded him that the bag of Starbucks beans she'd contributed to the shared stash cost just as much. The squabble...
  • 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,...
  • The Army recognizes humanists in the foxholes

    There may be no atheists in foxholes, but there soon will be a few humanists. The U.S. Army has heeded the plea of Maj. Ray Bradley that he (and others of his kind) receive a “preference code” similar to those accorded to members of...